Downton Abbey on Canal +: an adventure on the big screen at the orders of his majesty


CRITICAL – Gift for fans, the first of the films from the series recounts a glamorous and eventful royal visit. To rediscover on the encrypted channel from 9 p.m.

Already at its theatrical release in 2019, three years after the end of the cult series, Downton abbey the film was savored like a treat even more tangy than the most melodious of the Christmas episodes of the saga. A pandemic and several confinements later, this return to the sumptuous property of the Crawleys is to be rediscovered on Canal +. And will appear even more as a nostalgic ode to a fantasized world before. This gift concocted for the fans comes at the expense of a real dramatic engine. Exquisite and cruel painter of a United Kingdom obsessed with its class hierarchy, Julian Fellowes nevertheless holds back his blows with the exception of a heartbreaking aside between the matriarch Lady Violet (Maggie Smith, undisputed queen of aphorisms) and her grand- favorite girl Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery).

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