The Queen
Filmfest 2009

It begins with the landslide election of Prime Minister Tony Blair and moves to the car accident that led to Di's death. Frears then meditates on the decisions and the struggle between modernism and tradition that Queen Elizabeth and her family must consider in the wake of not just a familial, but worldwide, day of mourning... screenwriter Peter Morgan expertly uses metaphors and a fascinating sense of humor to deal with his characters and their core issues... Then there's Mirren... Much like the film, she's a class act from beginning to end. Chris Cabin,

tags: Feature film

Cast: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Helen McCrory, Alex Jennings


Director: Stephen Frears