Aroview: Attended by much ballyhoo, Australian actress Cate Blanchett fruitfully represents England's famous Queen as a key player in the sex tragi-comedy of 16th century Europe, as half of Europe looks to marry her (or marry her off) for strategic advantage.
Deeper historical aspects are kept to a mininum (and never really resolved), dir. Kapur (BANDIT QUEEN) instead sketching a colourful visual poem out of scenes of bed-chamber, court and dungeon politics.
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4 stars (Very Good) The naive & vibrant princess who becomes the stubborn & knowing queen, is both severe and sympathetic. Her rise ultimately entails rejecting love and marriage to redefine herself as the indisputable Virgin Queen. Lush costumes, dark sets. Magnificent!~GenXGirl