Release – 17th April 2015
Isn’t this a grand trailer? It’s just something to get a period movie lover’s heart pumping a little faster. The cast is superb, there seems to be a forbidden love and rivalry , lavish gardens, and a period where it was all about new, bigger, and more majestic architecture and landscaping. I personally don’t care that much for this period in history and find the period appropriate fashions and mores a bit uncomfortable to my modern sensibilities (just google a bit about the Versailles and the general living conditions there – it wasn’t as grand as these rooms appear today). So, I’m excited to see the movie and I dearly hope it is a good one.
Madame Sabine De Barra is an unlikely candidate for the 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 Notre. However, as she works on her creation, she finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Le Notre and forced to negotiate the perilous rivalries and intricate etiquette of the court of King Louis XIV. But Sabine is made of strong stuff; her honesty and compassionate nature help 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 Notre.
(Summary from Imdb post)