Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A LITTLE CHAOS - from Alan Rickman

I've just had the pleasure of a Brisbane preview of A LITTLE CHAOS at the Barracks Cinema, thanks to a Queensland Writers' Centre's promotional ticket giveaway. Here's my review.
Andre Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts), principal gardener to Louis XIV of France, is no alpha male hero, but quiet and compelling, he is the sexiest gardener/landscape architect I've encountered!
For Madame Sabine de Barra (Kate Winslet) gardening is a balm for her tragic past. When she's chosen by De Notre to create the water feature (Rockwork Garden) at Louis' Versailles, Sabine finds she's entered a world where sabotage and betrayal are acceptable.
Le Notre is fascinated by Sabine even before her interview for the job, when she moves one of his perfectly-aligned potted plants to create chaos in his ordered garden.
The story follows a sinuous path through the sumptuous world of the Sun King's court to its glorious ending. Fans of well-produced period movies will love this one.

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