Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?
Charles Leipart: France, the 17th Century: In the crucial year 1683 of Louis XIV’s reign, after a series of notorious poisoning and witchcraft trials, Affair of the Poisons follows the adventures of Marie-Claire, 16, a young convent girl, who travels to Versailles to investigate the circumstances of her older sister’s sudden death. Marie-Claire becomes involved in a labyrinth of duplicity, tangled in the intrigue of court politics.
Thematically, the tale treats of female victimhood transformed into female empowerment within an autocratic, male-dominated society. The Ladies take control and turn things around—Relevance for our current state of national affairs.
2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?
AFFAIR OF THE POISONS is conceived as a historical thriller.
3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
It offers especially strong female character roles in a range of ages; romance, intrigue and murder are portrayed…
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