By Thomas IMBACH


Historical - Pre-Production 2010

The story of the passionate inner life and tempestuous political reign of the woman who ruled three kingdoms - England, Scotland and France - from birth to death: Mary, Queen of Scots.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Historical, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Thomas IMBACH
    • Writer(s)
    • Andrea STAKA, Eduard HABSBURG, Thomas IMBACH
    • Producer(s)
    • Andrea STAKA (Oko Film Productions), Karen SMYTH (La Belle Allee Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Queen of Scotland at the tender age of six days, Queen of France at the age of 16,
      widowed at 18 and again at 23, married for the third time by the age of 25, Mary Stuart had reached her zenith before her 25th birthday.
      Mary Stuart is batted back and forth by the kings of France and England, who use her as pawn in their struggle for power. Four women, loyal friends since her earliest
      childhood, cannot guard her against their deadly intrigues. But Mary is also prey to
      her own unbridled passions. Although she is married she throws caution to the
      winds: she engages in a dangerous love affair with one of her men.
      Sensing defeat at the hands of her enemies, Mary turns in desperation to her cousin,
      Queen Elizabeth of England. It is a fatal move. Instead of coming to her aid, Elizabeth keeps her under arrest for many years. This does not prevent Mary from conspiring a return to power, but her plans fail.
      A Queen from cradle to grave (1542 –1587), within one year Mary destroys her life and career in an unprecedented descent into hell. Forever proud and wilful, Mary stages her own execution as a coronation, defiantly demonstrating to Elizabeth and the world that she is the one and only victorious queen.
    • Partners & financing
    • Oko Film, Switzerland - attached
      La Belle Allee Productions, UK - attached
      France - required
      Spain - required
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2010