The Young Victoria is set in the period from 1836, the year before Victoria ascended the throne, to 1840, the year she married Prince Albert, and revises the widely held picture of Queen Victoria as an elderly widow dressed in black. In addition to being a love story and family drama, the film explores the idea of instant celebrity – one minute Victoria is living under virtual house arrest, the next she is the most famous woman in the world. —tiff.net
(Montréal) studied Film at the Ahuntsic Collège and at the University of Montréal. In 1995 he made his feature debut with LISTE NOIRE (BLACK LIST) which was a roaring success with the public and was honored with nine Genie Award nominations. Ten years later, he returned to French-language features with the internationally acclaimed hit, C.R.A.Z.Y., selected for the Venice Days, distributed in over fifty countries and winning some twenty international festival awards – including the prestigious Best Canadian Film prize at the Toronto International Film Festival, 11 Genie Awards, 15 Jutra Awards, and the Golden Reel Award. In 2010 THE YOUNG VICTORIA, produced by Graham King and Martin Scorsese, won an Oscar for Best Costumes in 2010 and received nominations for Best Art Direction and Best Makeup. —venice-days.com
I've always been skeptical of English period dramas, but due to Victoria's rebellious nature as the first feminist, we have a film that criticizes the pretentious nature of the era instead of gloryfying it, as so many English period pieces do. The great romance between her and Albert is wonderfully handled. A real treasure.
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