Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Little Chaos

A Little Chaos (2014; Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alan Rickman) was an absolutely fabulous movie to watch even on a little laptop next to my own lovely provider of same; perhaps even more so. The title comes from Sabine de Barra's relatively unconventional approach to landscape architecture, which is an issue initially when she is contracted to design a portion of the garden at Versaille. Winslet plays a beautiful, tortured, strong, and talented woman of the seventeenth century, and Rickman plays Louis XIV with an understated world-weary cynicism as only Rickman can. The court that follows the king is gorgeously passive-aggressive, and the master architect that Winslet falls for is gratifyingly likable. I enjoyed this one a lot. (I'm a sucker for period dramas, granted.)

Winslet and Rickman discuss flowers

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