Dubai International Film Festival 2011
December 7 - 14
Friday, December 9 - 19:45
Madinat Theatre (FGT)
Wally Winthrop is an unhappily married New Yorker who seeks refuge in her obsession with the romance of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. When Wally discovers that there is going to be an auction of the royal couple's estate at Sotheby's, she tries to understand their love affair through the artifacts that once belonged to them. While at Sotheby's, Wally meets Evgeni, a Sotheby's employee with a mysterious past. "W.E." is two parallel love stories separated by more than six decades, but connected by Wally and Wallis, two fragile but determined women whose lives become inextricably linked.
Starring: Andrea Riseborough (Happy-Go-Lucky, Welcome to the Punch), Abbie Cornish (Stop Loss, Bright Star), James D'Arcy (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Exorcist: The Beginning), Oscar Isaac (Drive, Robin Hood)
Directed By: Madonna, Written By: Madonna, Alek Keshishian, Produced By: Kris Thykier