Adele (played by Valerie Donzelli) threatens to kill herself as she tells Mathieu (Jeremie Elkaim) that he said he’d never leave her. “You see me today as a monster, but one day, you’ll thank me,” the letter goes on, and indeed Mathie does leave.
Queen Of Hearts is her directorial debut, in which she uses her then-lover Jeremie Elkaim to play all the male roles – Mathieu, Pierre, Jacques, and Paul – because Adele keeps seeing Mathieu over and over again in other men.
Reviewed by Christina Zawadiwsky
Christina Zawadiwsky is Ukrainian-American, born in New York City, has a degree in Fine Arts, and is a poet, artist, journalist and TV producer. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Award, two Wisconsin Arts Boards Awards, a Co-Ordinating Council of Literary Magazines Writers Award, and an Art Futures Award, among other honors. She was the originator and producer of Where The Waters Meet, a local TV series created to facilitate the voices of artists of all genres in the media, for which she won two national and twenty local awards, including a Commitment to Community Television Award. She is also a contributing editor to the annual Pushcart Prize Anthology, the recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association, and has published four books of poetry. She has reviewed music for Music Room Reviews, films for Movie Room Reviews, Movie Scribes, and FilmSay, and is currently reviewing books and films online for Book Room Reviews, whose address is www.bookroomreviews.com.