June 1st, 2012
The Queen of Versailles was a big hit at the Sundance Film Festival this year, picking up the Best Director Award for Lauren Greenfield. We are please to announce that Dogwoof will be distributing the documentary in the UK and Ireland.
With the epic dimensions of a Shakespearean tragedy, The Queen of Versailles follows billionaires Jackie and David’s rags-to-riches story to uncover the innate virtues and flaws of the American dream. We open on the triumphant construction of the biggest house in America, a sprawling, 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles. Since a booming time-share business built on the real-estate bubble is financing it, the economic crisis brings progress to a halt and seals the fate of its owners. We witness the impact of this turn of fortune over the next two years in a riveting film fraught with delusion, denial, and self-effacing humour.
We will release the film theatrically in September this year, more details coming soon.