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THE YOUNG VICTORIA

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THE YOUNG VICTORIA

601 Third Avenue South
T1J 0H4 Lethbridge
Alberta
CA
April 14th, 2010 7:00 PM - 8:40 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.saag.ca/
COUNTRY:  
Canada
EMAIL:  
info@saag.ca
PHONE:  
403 327 8770
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 10-5; Thu 10-7; Sun 1-5

DESCRIPTION

The Young Victoria stars the charismatic Emily Blunt (The Jane Austen Book Club, Sunshine Cleaning) as Victoria and follows her struggle to succeed as the ruler of England, a quest blocked by her mother, the Duchess of Kent (Miranda Richardson, Wah-Wah; Paris, je t’aime), and her odious “adviser,” Sir John Conroy (Mark Strong, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Good).

 

The Young Victoria gives us an in-depth portrait of the often ruthless machinations that characterized the dealings between royal families: patriotism and family loyalties were labyrinthine in their complications, and battles for leverage and position even poisoned mother-daughter relationships. But Vallée’s film is also a truly felt romance. Beautifully directed and exquisitely acted, The Young Victoria is a memorable, sophisticated and very charming exploration of English history.

 

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Cast: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Mark Strong

English, German; United Kingdom; 100 minutes

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