Elizabeth Special Edition


The timely chance to re-appraise Elizabeth the First in the light of its belated follow-up reveals a robust period melodrama with an eye-catching pan-global cast (yes, that is Eric Cantona) rotating around Cate Blanchett’s star-making performance as the young queen. Director Shekhar Kapur puts stylistic flourish ahead of historical accuracy, cranking up the bloodshed and courtly intrigue.


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