In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been ... See full summary »
A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart friend; a disillusioned Indian taxi driver who bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous ... See full summary »
Ali F. Mostafa
Alexandra Maria Lara,
Saoud Al Kaabi
HARDEEP, RASHMI and ATUL are brothers and sisters. Which means they can say anything they like to each other, no matter how honest. Mad, Sad and Bad is a 90-minute comedy about mixed race ... See full summary »
In 1998, an auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor causes great excitement. For one woman, Wally Winthrop, it has much more meaning. Wally becomes obsessed by their historic love story. As she learns more about the sacrifices involved, Wally gains her own courage to find happiness. Written by
Wallis Simpson was a patron of the Paris couture house of Madeleine Vionnet in the 1930's. Her original orders are still held in the companies archives, and recreations of four of those gowns were made by the fashion house for this film. See more »
In the newsreel scene from 1936 showing the funeral procession of Edward's father the King, the voiceover announcer says that "King George the Third has died and the nation mourns". It should of course have been King George the Fifth. See more »
It's incredible to believe that this is the first major film Madonna has directed - and it's a real labour of love. 3 years have been spent making the movie and all the effort and hard work is right there in front of your eyes when you watch it.
An amazing story and stunning performances - particularly from Andrea Riseborough as Wallis Simpson.
The cinematography is a visual feast for the eyes and the costumes are wonderful. The piano led soundtrack is also another nice touch. I can still hear it playing in my ears now! It's ultimately a feminist statement about love and power. The entire production is stunning and Madonna's touch can be felt all over it.
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