California-based director Lauren Greenfield is a photographer by heart / trade. Her latest documentary entitled The Queen of Versailles once again allows her to dual-wield her two roles in order to capture the darkly humorous and relevantly astonishing predicaments of the Siegel family’s riches-to-rags story. More official plot tidbits can be read as follows:
“With the epic dimensions of a Shakespearean tragedy, THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES follows billionaires Jackie and David’s rags-to-riches story to uncover the innate virtues and flaws of the American dream. We open on the triumphant construction of the biggest house in America, a sprawling, 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles. Since a booming time-share business built on the real-estate bubble is financing it, the economic crisis brings progress to a halt and seals the fate of its owners. We witness the impact of this turn of fortune over the next two years in a riveting film fraught with delusion, denial, and self-effacing humor.”
Check out the trailer down below! Enjoy!
The Queen of Versailles, 2012