If you’re on the top of the world, how are you effected by an economic collapse? Premiering at Sundance, Lauren Greenfield‘s documentary The Queen of Versailles tackles the issue with laughs and tragedy. From our festival review, the film follows Jackie and David Siegel, who are a disgustingly rich couple with thirty years of age separating the two. They have eight kids, several maids, nannies and a handful of property all over the country. David is a real-estate mogul having made his fortune by spearheading timeshare properties in Florida, but is faced with having to sell some of his riches in this economy. We ultimately called the film “a thought-provoking and entertaining examination of our culture of greed that can’t shake the feeling of reality television.” The first trailer and poster have now popped up via Apple and one can see them below.
The Queen of Versailles hits theaters on July 20th, 2012.
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