“17th century Amsterdam comes to life with lavish sets, rapturous costumes, wonderful actors and the lush beauty of a Vermeer painting”. – The Observer.
An orphaned girl Sophia (Alicia Vikander) is the arranged and unhappy bride of a rich and powerful merchant, Cornelis Sandvoort (Christoph Waltz) saving her from poverty. When her husband commissions her portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter Jan Van Loos (Dane DeHaan). Set in 1634, when the tulip industry was beginning to change the history of The Netherlands, the film tells dual stories - as both a saga of passion and intrigue at a time when everyone was scheming to betray each other in the lucrative exotic bulbs market, and as a tale of reckless romance and the consequences of adultery. Cast includes Judi Dench and Tom Hollander.
UK/USA 2017 Justin Chadwick 105m