Great news for all movie lovers and Queen Elizabeth fans. Today, on the occasion of the British Monarch’s 96th birthday, the unique film “Elizabeth” was shown for the first time in Dutch cinemas.
2022 is the year in which Queen Elizabeth will sit on the British throne for 70 years: a historic milestone. “Elizabeth” is a private, funny and sometimes naughty ode to the longest-serving monarch of all time.
Using unique archival material, recent photographs and home videos from the public, we follow the Queen from her early years to the media icon she has become today.
Read more below the trailer.
Director Roger Michell and producer Kevin Loder wanted to create something unique in the film. They have selected countless parts of the British Queen’s life from hundreds of hours of archival material. “Elizabeth” is also the last film by Michel (known for “Notting Hill,” among others). The director died unexpectedly in 2021 just one day after completing the film.
The film is not in chronological order but is divided into themes such as horses, travel, and speeches. “We hope people see what a special woman she was and how crazy those 70 years were,” Loder says. “The world has changed terribly, but she was always there, as a kind of comfort point.”
EO will broadcast “Elizabeth” on television in 2023.