For March’s Monthly Screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present “A Royal Affair” at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at DiFebo’s at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View, and at 7 p.m., Friday, March 22, in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway in Rehoboth Beach.
In the tradition of sumptuous costume dramas such as “Amadeus” and “The Madness of King George,” “A Royal Affair”shines light on a little-known love affair set amidst the intrigue of an 18th century kingdom. Young Queen Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander of 'Anna Karenina') arrives from England to marry the teenage King Christian VII of Denmark.
The king soon degenerates into a life of debauchery, leaving his young wife to the charms of the king’s personal physician (played by Mads Mikkelsen, star of the new series 'Hannibal'). Together, the young queen and the brilliant courtier start a revolution that changes a nation forever.
Winner of the Silver Bear Award for Best Actor and Best Screenplay at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, and nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film, “A Royal Affair” is, in the words of critic Leonard Maltin, “surprisingly contemporary… If you think costume pictures have to be stiff, or stuffy, this film should dispel any such notions.”
Admission for Monthly Screenings is $4 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented), and $6 for nonmembers. Tickets will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees of the Ocean View screenings can also receive 10 percent off DiFebo’s regular dinner entrees on the evening of the screening.
The restaurant begins serving dinner at 4:30 p.m.; reservations and early arrivals for dinner are encouraged.
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, go to www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.