A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her fifteen-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond a platonic friendship.
The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
This film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.Written by
Sir Richard Attenborough released a highly acclaimed movie on the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1982. As coincidence would have it, one of the most acclaimed directors and thinkers of India, Shekhar Kapur released a movie on the life of the monarch of Great Britain, Queen Elizabeth I in 1998. See more »
After the unsuccessful assassination attempt, when Elizabeth is being tended by her ladies, she is shown standing, yet the very next shot has her sitting. See more »
Sir Francis Walsingham:
[how a wise man would change allegiance]
There are but two choices: he would get into bed with either Spain or France.
Mary of Guise:
[laughs, then smiles wickedly]
And... whose bed would you prefer?
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A beautiful and intriguing film which captures the grace and barbarity of the era.
The acting is superb as is the choreography. A very da Vinci-like use of like and dark in comparing the young and innocent Elizabeth with the corrupt and conspiracy ridden "royal court". Very compelling and interesting as the new queen, who is thrust, almost against her wish, into power, learns the nature of the beast she must tame and then rule. It may not be a blockbuster of an event, but you just don't find this level of acting in Hollywood. Yet, taken as a whole, the story reminded me of the Godfather, yet it takes place some 450 years in the past.
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