'Mary Queen of Scots' premieres at closing night of AFI Fest
Josie Rourke's directorial 'Mary Queen of Scots' will premiere at the closing night of the 32nd edition of the American Film Institute (AFI) Fest.
The story revolves around Mary, who as a child was taken to France and engaged to King Henry II's eldest son Francis. The marriage, however, was short-lived as Francis died a year after assuming power following his father's death and Mary returned to Scotland in an effort to regain favour with her cousin, Queen Elizabeth.
"This commanding story of powerful women and political rivalry that shaped world history will close AFI Fest on a high note. This year's festival showcases compelling women-directed narratives that challenge the status quo, and Mary Queen of Scots is no exception," said AFI Festivals director Michael Lumpkin.
The fest will run from November 8 to 15 at the TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre, and The Hollywood Roosevelt.