Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
Celebrated director Abel Gance was recruited by the state-run television network of France for this version of the famous stage play by Victor Hugo. Gance sticks to the literal translation of the play that's filmed as the action unfolds. Francois Christophe plays the ill-fated 16th-century queen who fell victim to the political treachery of her time. This 1965 feature appeared at the New York Film Festival in 1967.