A Royal Affair
Released: 27/05/2012 Released in key citiesAfter winning a BAFTA for his (Swedish) screenplay adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, director Nicoljaj Arcel sticks to Scandinavian drama but heads to the 18th century, with an account of the passionate affair between King Christian VII's physician and Queen Caroline Mathilda. An epic account of the romance that would spark a revolution. For more information visit: http://www.aroyalaffairthemovie.com/ Buy: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/library/films/2514/a-royal-affair/ Watch:
Guardian“The story has been romanticized, but still lacks passion...” The chemistry between Mikkelsen and Vikander barely simmers, when it should boil. Nevertheless, it's a fascinating affair of state...
The Telegraph“A clear-eyed, morally nuanced and beautifully mounted picture...” Arcel gives this true story the shape and bite of a well-crafted fiction, and its political themes are every bit as stirring as the romance...
Little White Lies“Gripping, smart, well-acted– everything you want in a period drama...” Arcel’s film succeeds by prizing characterisation over historical detail, establishing the central trio as red-blooded, complex individuals, each driven by their passions and given to irrationality at times...
Empire“A voluptuous slice of historical drama that will satisfy period fans...” It’s a little long and neglects a few peripheral characters, but it’s still a highly entertaining and enjoyably educational period romp.
Total Film “Traditional, while striving for a modern emotional immediacy...” The stand-out is Mikkel Boe Folsgaard as the King. Teetering on the edge of sanity, he is both detestable and sympathetic...
Time Out film“Genuinely engrossing, if a little stiff...” The definition of classy period drama: well acted, intelligently scripted with a small-ish dose of bodice-ripping. It’s almost impeccable, in fact, if ever-so-slightly underpowered...
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