The Queen of Versailles

  • Lauren Greenfield
  • United States
  • 2012
  • 100 min
  • Best of Fests, IDFA DOC U Competition
With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, Queen of Versailles follows billionaire couple Jackie and David Siegel; an ex-beauty pageant star and a real estate magnate, on their quest to build their dream house. A 90,000 square foot “home” and playground for the couples’ eight children; a mini-kingdom including 5 million dollars worth of imported marble, fairytale staircases and wet and wild pools inspired by the eponymous Versailles Palace in France. Shot over two years and in the wake of the economic crisis the film is an ultimate display of decadence and a parable about ambition and loss.


  • 100 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: English
Lauren Greenfield
Lauren Greenfield for Evergreen Pictures, Frank Evers for Evergreen Pictures, Danielle Renfrew, Dan Cogan for Impact Partners
Candescent Films, +Plus Pictures
Tom Hurwitz
Victor Livingston

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IDFA DOC U Competition

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