V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

QUEEN

V' 06

THE QUEEN

Stephen Frears
GB/F/I, 2006
Fiction, 97min, OmdU

THE QUEEN

Stephen Frears
GB/F/I, 2006
Fiction, 97min, OmdU

Actors: 
Helen Mirren
Michael Sheen
James Cromwell
Sylvia Syms
Contributors: 
Makeup
Daniel Phillips
Screenplay: 
Peter Morgan
Sound: 
Peter Lindsay
Camera: 
Affonso Beato
Editor: 
Lucia Zucchetti
Composer: 
Alexandre Desplat
Decoration: 
Alan MacDonald
Costume: 
Consolata Boyle

Production: 
Granada Screen 48 Leicester Square London WC2H 7FB T 20 74 91 14 41 int.info@granadamedia.com
World Sales: 
Pathé Pictures International Kent House 14-17 Market Place London W1W 8AR, Großbritannien T 20 73 23 51 51 international.sales@pathe-uk.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Mariahilfer Straße 58/7 1070 Wien T 1 523 43 62 0 office@filmladen.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

If you need proof of the claim made by the Alan Alda character in Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors that «comedy is tragedy plus time», you only need to see The Queen, the movie re-creating those days in 1997. It is intelligent, hilariously funny and, ultimately, rather moving. The central thrust of the picture, where it moves from caricature to character, lies in the transformation of Blair and the Queen. Initially, Blair is presented as a dodgy opportunist, a man of no great principle. In those few September days in 1997 he's transformed, not exactly into an ardent monarchist but into recognising and understanding what the Queen has been through during the years since her father reluctantly succeeded his brother 50 years earlier. (Philip French)

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