Check out the trailer for A Little Chaos, an upcoming period drama starring Kate Winslet.
Alan Rickman (co-starring as King Louis XIV) is at the helm here, directing a film about a landscape architect (Winslet) who is tasked with designing the gardens at the yet-to-be-completed Palace of Versailles. She falls for architect Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts), and things get complicated.
There’s a comfortable familiarity with A Little Chaos, and while early reviews are quite mixed, we’re hoping for a well-made and nicely acted little drama. And it’s great to see Schoenaerts in a non-bad guy role.
Also starring Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Ehle, Elizabeth McCrory and Danny Webb.
Official synopsis for A Little Chaos:
Madame Sabine De Barra (Kate Winslet) is an unlikely candidate for landscape architect of the still‐to-be-completed Palace of Versailles. She has little time for the classical, ordered designs of the man who hires her, the famous architect Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts). However, as she works on her creation, she finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Le Nôtre and forced to negotiate the perilous rivalries and intricate etiquette of the court of King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman). But Sabine is made of strong stuff; her honesty and compassion help her to overcome both the challenges of her newfound popularity, and an unspeakable tragedy from her past, to win the favour of the Sun King and the heart of Le Nôtre.
ETA: AUS – 26 March, 2015. USA – 27 March, 2015.