A love story set during the dramatic Dutch Golden Age of tulipmania hits the big screen.
Tulip Fever is a romantic costume drama set in 17th century Amsterdam when prices for luxury tulip bulbs reached extraordinarily high levels, and fortunes were made and lot. An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait. They begin a passionate affair amid the heady tulipmania and the lovers take a gamble on the booming tulip market, hoping to make money for a future together.
Based on a novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach, and adapted by Tom Stoppard for the screen, Tulip Fever stars Oscar-winners Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), along with Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) and Dame Judi Dench. Filmed in 2004, its release has been delayed several times and what was once a high profile project has, for those involved, lost some of its initial lustre.
You can be the judge when it is released in the US on 1 September 2017. There has been plenty of controversy with a ban on the movie trailer due to a very racy scene.
Australian movie-goers will have to wait – Australia release is scheduled for 23 November 2017.
Tulip Fever Rated MA15+
Director: Justin Chadwick