A Royal Affair is opening this Friday (11/16) at Harkins Camelview and is getting rave reviews. It's a film that was made in Denmark but is getting some great acclaim in the United States. Fresh off it's World Audience Award at AFI Fest, it was named the Phoenix Film Critics Society movie of the week this week. Then there's the national reviews that have been pretty great. Here are some of the quotes from reviews: “SUPERBLY ENTERTAINING AND SUMPTUOUSLY PRODUCED. Mads Mikkelsen gives a marvelous performance.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
“A SLAM DUNK IN THE GENRE, SATISFYING EVERY PERIOD PIECE CRAVING. A Royal Affair enthralls where many historical dramas start to sag. NOTHING BEATS A WELL TOLD TALE OF A SCANDALS PAST THAT YOU’VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE.” – Mary Pols, Time
“FIRST RATE. EVER SO MUCH MORE THAN A HISTORICAL ROMANCE.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago SunTimes
“MAGNIFICENT! A ravishing, stunning epic with superlative performances. A riveting, compelling love story from a brilliant filmmaker. A must see for fans of great world cinema.” -Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine
“SUMPTUOUS AND ENTHRALLING WITH RIVETING PERFORMANCES. A gripping chapter of history recounted with elegance and intelligence. Admires of classy costume drama will eat up this well-crafted film.” - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
You may want to give it a look this weekend. Here's some more information about the film.....
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Screenplay: Rasmus Heisterberg & Nikolaj Arcel
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Trine Dyrholm, Alicia Vikander, William Jøhnk Nielsen, David Dencik, Rosalinde Mynster, Cyron Bjørn Melville, Søren Malling, Thomas W. Gabrielsson, Laura Bro
Synopsis: A ROYAL AFFAIR is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen's heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander), A ROYAL AFFAIR is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people… Above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.