WHO’S IN IT?
Kate Winslet (Titanic), Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone), Alan Rickman (Die Hard), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada), Helen McCroy (The Queen), Jennifer Ehle (The King’s Speech), Steven Waddington (The Last of the Mohicans), Pauline Moran (The Good Soldier), Cathy Belton (Philomena), Paula Paul (Kebab Connection), Morgan Watkins (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Jamie Bradley (Mrs. Caldicot’s Cabbage War)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Alan Rickman (The Winter Guest), director, writer; Jeremy Brock (film debut) and Alison Deegan (film debut), writers; Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland), Gail Egan (A Most Wanted Man) and Bertrand Faivre (Julia), producers; Peter Gregson (film debut), composer; Ellen Kuras (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), cinematographer; Nicolas Gaster (Moon), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Madame Sabine De Barra (Winslet) is unexpectedly chosen to act as the landscape architect for the incomplete Palace of Versailles. As she builds the garden for King Louis XIV’s (Rickman) humble abode, she finds herself drawn to the enigmatic architect Le Nôtre (Schoenaerts) as well as facing challenges from the etiquette of the King’s court. She must brave these complications, as well as a traumatic incident from the past, if she is to win theKing’s affection and Le Nôtre’s heart…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Alan Rickman returns to the director’s chair with this flashy period drama, aiming to both please the eyes and the brain with its lavish costumes and strong stance on feminist power in the late 17th century.