The Young Victoria
(USA, 2008, 105 minutes)
In the early 19th century, Victoria, heir to the throne of England, takes a liking to her German cousin Albert, just as her uncle the King dies and she is about to be crowned. Sweeping historical romance with political overtones, impeccably performed and presented without betraying its low budget.
A Momentum Pictures release. A GK Films presentation/production. Starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend; Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée; produced by Graham King, Martin Scorsese, Tim Headington, Sarah Ferguson; written by Julian Fellowes; music by Ilan Eshkeri; director of photography (Technicolor, widescreen), Hagen Bogdanski; production designer, Patrice Vermette; costume designer, Sandy Powell; film editors, Jill Bilcock, Matt Garner.