Queen of the Desert — U.S. Trailer

source:   ifcfilms.com, youtube.com

added: Fri, Mar 24th '17

IFC Films has released a new U.S. trailer for "Queen of the Desert," the sweeping adventure drama, starring Nicole Kidman, which is written and directed by legendary filmmaker/documentarian Werner Herzog (Rescue Dawn, Grizzly Man).

The historical film casts Kidman as Gertrude Bell, an early-20th-century English explorer, archaeologist, and political diplomat who is known for writing about her travels in the Middle East during the onset of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire. The story follows Gertrude as she faces formidable obstacles (both politically and personally) while traveling cross treacherous sand dunes on her way to Tehran. Along the way, she meets fellow adventurer and British officer T.E. Lawrence (portrayed here by Robert Pattinson), whose own adventure tales would famously become the basis of David Lean's 1962 epic classic "Lawrence of Arabia."

In addition to Kidman and Pattinson, the cast also includes Emmy-winner Damian Lewis (Homeland, Billions) as British military officer Charles Doughty-Wylie and James Franco as British diplomat Henry Cadogan.

"Queen of the Desert," which premiered at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, will make its stateside debut next month, hitting theaters and VOD on April 14th.

synopsis:
Nicole Kidman and director Werner Herzog bring to life the extraordinary true story of a trailblazing woman who found freedom in the faraway world of the Middle East. Gertrude Bell (Kidman) chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it behind for a chance to travel to Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer (James Franco), and an encounter with the legendary T.E. Lawrence (Robert Pattinson). Stunningly shot on location in Morocco and Jordan, Queen of the Desert reveals how an ahead-of-her-time woman shaped the course of history.

 

directed by   Werner Herzog

starring   Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis, James Franco

release date   April 14, 2017 (in theaters and on VOD)

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