Cannes Film Festival 2023 is buzzing around the world not only because of the red carpet and film actors attending it but also due to Hollywood actor Johnny Depp making his comeback to the silver screen with the movie Jeanne du Barry. The Cannes 2023 film festival kicked off with the screening of Jeanne du Barry. Fans and paparazzi came in huge numbers and as soon as Johnny Depp arrived at the red carpet it became a global headline. Jeanne du Barry marks the comeback movie of Johnny Depp after his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. Now, talking about the movie Jeanne du Barry, it is directed by Maïwenn and it shows Johnny Depp playing the character of Louis XV, the King of France from 1715 until his death in 1774. Notably, Maïwenn is not only the director of the movie but also portrays the titular role of Jeanne du Barry. Apart from Johnny Depp and Maïwenn, the film also stars Louis Garrel, Pierre Richard, Noémie Lvovsky, and more. King Louis XV was the second to last king before the monarchy collapsed amid the French Revolution.

Notably, Jeanne du Barry was premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival and on the same date it was released theatrically in France on the same day. Interestingly, Jeanne du Barry has been filmed in the real Versailles palace. Now, the question arises what is the actual true story of Jeanne du Barry or who was real King Louis XV's mistress Jeanne Vaubernier? To know the answer continue reading-

Jeanne du Barry True Story

Jeanne du Barry is a true story that mostly revolves around King Louis XV's favorite mistress Jeanne du Barry aka Jeanne Vaubernier. The movie shows the rise and fall of the famed French Court mistress of Louis XV. Talking about Jeanne du Barry storyline, it starts with the birth of Jeanne aka Jeanne Vaubernier. Jeanne Vaubernier was born as the illegitimate daughter of an impoverished seamstress in 1743. With working-class roots, she's young and hungry for culture and pleasure. Courtesy of her intelligence and mesmerizing looks in the French court, she earns the attention of King Louis XV who starts showering his favor upon her. Her charm and wit make King Louis fall in love with Jeanne Vaubernier despite the fact she was a courtesan. The love between King Louis and Jeanne Vaubernier went so far that the king moved her into his Versailles palace without thinking any propriety and etiquette. However, the end of Jeanne du Barry was a very tragic one. As per the information available, Jeanne du Barry was the last mistress of King Louis XV and she was executed by guillotine (used for beheading) during the French Revolution on accusations of treason. She was suspected of assisting émigrés to flee from the Revolution.

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Maïwenn plays the titular Jeanne Du Barry, Johnny Depp plays the character of Louis XV. Pierre Richard (The Goat) and Noémie Lvovsky (The Great Magic) also star in undisclosed roles.

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