Directed by Michael Engler
UK / 123 mins / M18 – Some Homosexual Content
After a six-series television run and four-year hiatus, the Crawleys are finally back for first time on the big screen. Picking up right where they left off, the film follows the adventures of the Crawleys upstairs and their staff downstairs.
With an elusive note from Buckingham Palace comes a grand visit from the King and Queen of England. Everyone rushes to get the Abbey fit for royalty. However, the royal visit proves to be a complicated hubbub instead of a monarchical blessing.
Downton Abbey continues to be of sentimental comfort to followers of the family, but new viewers will be similarly intoxicated by the canon of the Crawleys. Downton’s creator and screenwriter, Lord Julian Fellowes has kept what fans have known and loved about Downton Abbey for years – the symphonic charisma of the ensemble cast, grand sets and opulent wardrobe, and a penchant for playfulness.
With the times a-changing, is there still room for our grand family and the pedantic rules of hierarchy and nobility? Regardless of era, society is plagued with issues of technological advancements, exchanging duty for passion, and the pursuit of equality, but the folks at Downton are here to show that a burning flame of vigor is all we need to guide us into the future.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Michael Engler is an American director best known for his television directorial credits on popular series such as Sex and the City, 30 Rock and Downton Abbey. Downton Abbey (2019) marks Engler’s second feature film and second time working with screenwriter Julian Fellowes. Engler highlights his fondness for period dramas in his debut feature film, The Chaperone (2018).
CAST & INFORMATION
Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge
Michelle Dockery, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Kate Phillips, Joanne Froggatt, Imelda Staunton, Robert James-Collier, Hugh Bonneville, Raquel Cassidy, Sophie McShera
United International Pictures
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