Issued on: 21/11/2023 – 17:10
After “Alien”, “Gladiator” & “Thelma and Louise”, director Ridley Scott presents Napoleon to the French, with Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix in the title role and Vanessa Kirby as his Josephine. The filmmaker talks about his fascination with the brilliant and destructive emperor of France. From the final resting place of Napoleon, Paris’s Military Museum, Eve Jackson tells us more about the film which, as well as a good few battle scenes, focuses on the big love of his life. Vanessa Kirby talks about the challenges of playing his wife. Plus, French cinema darling Tahar Rahim, who plays Paul Barras – a general who helped Napoleon’s ascent – discusses the historic significance of the film.