After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival to strong reviews and a Directing Award for helmer Lauren Greenfield, a trailer has finally arrived for her documentary The Queen of Versailles. Focusing on Jackie and David Siegel, the film follows the billionaire couple as they are hit with unexpected life-changing financial problems due to the poor economy. The trailer shows off an entertaining and engrossing documentary, filled with comedic and tragic moments while it discusses greed and money in Western society. This looks great! The Queen of Versailles hits American cinemas on July 20th, 2012.
Watch the official trailer for Lauren Greenfield’s The Queen of Versailles:
With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film begins with the family triumphantly constructing the biggest house in America, a 90,000 sq. ft. palace. Over the next two years, their sprawling empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff.