Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Alan Rickman Brings Life to A Little Chaos
With all the negativity recirculating through our culture currently, here is a welcome reprieve and respite. It also happens to be a wonderful testament to the life, times, and talents of one Alan Rickman.
In A Little Chaos, not only does Mr. Rickman appear as Louis XIV, but he directs this delightful film about the conception and building of the iconic Gardens of Versailles interwoven with intrigue, drama, and romance, incapsulating the sadness, hopes, and fears we all share.
Kate Winslet shines as the widowed gardener who inspires the King’s designer of this grandiose undertaking, played by Matthias Schoenaerts. What struck me was the quiet, subtle nature of both main roles as they stepped their way through the maze of their own lives’ past and present sufferings as well as the complicated and sometimes sad nature of nobility that looms around every corner.
Rickman’s understated, quiet portrayal of King Louis XIV steeps the entire plot in intrigue and at times dread.
If you require an adventure through an emotionally tumultuous and tenuous landscape as rich as the very gardens that are the backdrop of this delightful film, or if you simply want to honor the passing of Alan Rickman, this is a must see film that will leave your spirits renewed, refreshed, and uplifted.
Pictures: +Amazing World