Most people know Alan Rickman from his appearance in British classics: from the Harry Potter franchise to Richard Curtis' Love Actually or the BBC's classic film adaptation of Sense and Sensbility, he's a familiar face in British rom-coms and fluffy period dramas. Yet now Rickman's making his second foray into the world of film direction: whether his talents were better suited to playing misunderstood rogues remain to be seen, only time, and his new film A Little Chaos, will tell. The subject of the new Alan Rickman film? Versailles, Louis XIV, and a romance between a pair of landscape gardeners.
A Little Chaos: film cast
With the likes of Matthias Schoenaerts, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet: A Little Chaos boasts an all-star cast. Not your typical period drama, the film tells the story of landscape architect André Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts) who is charged by King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman) to design the most opulent garden in history. As a result, Le Nôtre hires Madame Sabine de Barra (Kate Winslet) a chaotic gardener with unforeseen talents. As tensions arising from their artistic differences reach boiling point, the pair soon realise there's more blooming between them carefully pruned petunias.
Reviews for A Little Chaos
A Little Chaos reviews have been mixed, but anyone wishing to catch more of these two British cinema greats back on the silver screen (along with hunk of the moment, Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts) will no doubt make the trip. There's also a Q&A after the film with Rickman himself at the Curzon Mayfair: we'd get them soon, though, as tickets are booking up fast.
A Little Chaos: UK release date
The film will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 17 April. Head to Curzon Mayfair for an Alan Rickman Q&A following the 6.15pm screening.
|A Little Chaos
|Curzon Mayfair, 38 Curzon Street, London, , W1J 7TY | MAP
|Bond Street (underground)
On 17 Apr 15, A Little Chaos screening and Alan Rickman Q&A 6.15pm
17 Apr 15 – 31 May 15, 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
|£23.50 (for film + Q&A)
|Click here to book via Curzon Mayfair.