THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES


Title   Cast   Director   Year Shown  Other Info    Country  Notes 




USA/Denmark, 2012, 100 min

Shown in 2012

CREDITS

dir
Lauren Greenfield
prod
Danielle Renfrew, Lauren Greenfield
cam
Tom Hurwitz
editor
Victor Livingston
mus
Jeff Beal

OTHER

source
Magnolia Pictures, 49 W. 27th Street, 7th Floor,New York, NY 10001,aayers@magpictures.com
www.magpictures.com
The Queen of Versailles

Employing the deft, insightful eye of director and acclaimed photographer Lauren Greenfield, The Queen of Versailles unspools a simultaneously grand and down-home tale. The film is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis of 2008. With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film begins with the family triumphantly constructing the biggest house in America, a 90,000-square-foot palace. Over the next two years, their sprawling empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic stagnation. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff. This Sundance Film Festival favorite continuously surprises, enthralls and engages, as its audience gains unique access to a lifestyle few can even dream of, meanwhile seeing a little bit of themselves in every frame.

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