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The Queen of Versailles

Screenings

Wed, May 2 7:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

Not Available

Thu, May 3 9:15 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

Not Available

Fri, May 4 8:45 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Not Available


100 minutes | USA Netherlands UK Denmark  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: PG


Meet Jackie, former Mrs. Florida 1993 and current wife of David Siegel, the self-styled king of a vast timeshare empire. She loves her husband, eight children and shopping. A leggy blond teetering on high heels, Jackie is thrilled to show us her work in progress, the largest single-family home in America. Modeled on the palace of Versailles but arguably more lavish, it features 30 bathrooms and a skating rink. At the same time, David is building the largest timeshare property in Las Vegas, selling average citizens a small piece of the good life for just a little money down. Then the financial crisis of 2008 hits. As the threat of losing it all looms, David’s personality undergoes a marked shift from boastful billionaire to tired old man, but Jackie soldiers on with a bright smile. One wonders what it will take to wake this queen from her American dream.

Co-Presented with Co-presented with [Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival](http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/).


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Lauren Greenfield

Producer(s)
Danielle Renfrew Behrens
Lauren Greenfield

Executive Producer(s)
Frank Evers
Dan Cogan

Cinematographer(s)
Tom Hurwitz

Editor(s)
Victor Livingston

Composer(s)
Jeff Beal

Sound
Michael Jones

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