- Category: News
- Published on 04 April 2012
The documentary, THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, directed by filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield - who won Best Director at Sundance 2012 for the documentary, will premiere in 2013 on Bravo.
THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES was filmed over three years and is described as an insightful and entertaining documentary about billionaires Jackie and David Siegel, who are constructing the largest house in America - a 90,000 square foot dream home modeled after the palace of Versailles. As a result of the financial crisis, their extravagant plans are put on hold. David's time-share business runs into difficulties, and the filmmaker captures the Siegel's turn of fortune. While delivering big laughs, "The Queen of Versailles" also manages to be a moving, clear-eyed snapshot of a unique and sobering moment in our history, as we are forced to reevaluate the sustainability of the American dream.
Director Lauren Greenfield has previously directed three award-winning documentary films - "THIN," "kids + money," and "Beauty CULTure." Her work was recently showcased in the Getty Museum's historical exhibition, "Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography Since the Sixties" (2010).