Year: 1998
Director: Shekar Kapur
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, John Gielgud, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, Vincent Cassell
Sweeping and majestic film that puts a human face on the picture of the Virgin Queen we know from history.

Cate Blanchett came to world attention through film and deservedly so. She's brilliant restrained as the queen navigating the treacherous political waters of medieval Europe where sedition, plots and betrayals rage all around her.

A film like this demanded lavish sets and costumes and grand cinematography and director Kapur obliges.

It also further solidified Geoffrey Rush as a performer, with one of the best roles he's played.

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