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The British Queen arrived in Russia

February 20 2007

Directed by Stephen Frears is one of the most famous and distinctive in the UK and his new film "The Queen" on the right is represented by an Oscar in six categories. The film has already received several prestigious awards, including two Golden Globe Award.

Stephen Frears managed to remove almost documentary film about the events unfolding in the royal family after the death of Princess Diana. The first of September 1997, when the world learns the sad news, all shocked by what had happened. With each passing day, more and more flowers lies near the fence of Buckingham Palace. But the palace is empty - the royal family is experiencing the tragedy away from his people in a Scottish castle Balmoral.

This family is not welcome a public show of emotion. The young sons of Princess William and Harry, in every way protected from greedy for sensation press, radio and television. The Queen believes that the dirty linen in public can not tolerate. Diana was no longer a member of the royal family and because her death - the family's case, not the state. Deeply shocked by Prince Charles travels to Paris for the body of his ex, but still beloved wife.

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While the queen and her family were hiding behind the walls of the castle, the young Prime Minister Tony Blair begins his ascent to the international political arena. Blair and his aides have excellent senses that prim British society is changing. Grief Britons is immeasurable: the nation has lost the very man she loved. It is not accidental the death of Diana, Blair described the loss of "popular princess.

Blair is playing on the mood of society, advocates for open funeral, but the queen mother against - "It's a family affair, and not a public attraction. The Prime Minister is becoming more and more popular, thanks to its open and sincere behavior. At the same time the credibility of the royal family is becoming lower and lower.

Traditional British society suddenly found themselves with an entirely new side to understand and accept that the queen can not. Universal willingness to succumb to emotions, even the infected her son Charles, but she is always cold blood.

Press each day has a greater and greater pressure on the royal family. "Show that the House of Windsor has a heart!" - Calls one tabloid. "It's time to change the old guard!" - Picks up the other. The tension in the family increases. And the Queen is a nervous breakdown, she gives vent to his feelings ...

In "Queen" contrasted the old-fashioned, extremely regimented world of the British royal family, relaxed environment dominated by young Tony Blair. Stephen Frears himself spoke about his work thus: "This is a film about the conflict between old and new world. It's about tradition, which became both the advantage of the country, and its weakness.

When writing the play Morgan was a whole team of assistants who painstakingly sorting through information, finding sources close to the royal family, and carefully selecting the data from the archives and television highlights.

The main role in the film performs Helen Mirren - Queen of British drama. " It copes perfectly with the role of Elizabeth II. Earlier this year, the National Society of Film Critics for the game in this movie, Helen Mirren named best actress. Nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe, an Emmy Award in 2003, was granted the title of Ladies of the British Empire.

p align = "justify"> The main theme - the tension between old world traditions and protocol, and the new era is transmitted by various means - light, camera angles, sets and costumes. Brazilian operator Affonso Beato, has repeatedly worked with Pedro Almodovar. All the scenes with the royal family were taken on 35 mm film, and scenes with Blair - on a film format Super 16. The fact that this film is better suited for static, stately compositions, while the Super 16, is used in amateur cameras, was to show the feverishness of the modern world.

The film is very controversial and contradictory. Will he be successful in the Russian box office is unknown. The gap between what people expect to see, so that there is really enormous. In this picture there is nothing shocking or scandalous. Director showed the world the queen in the form of an ordinary woman, rather than a profile with a coin.

In cinemas from 1 March.

Alex Vitvitskiy


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