A true story of the life of British explorer and adventurer, Gertrude Bell, Queen of the Desert chronicles her journeys of love and loss in the Middle East during the early 20th century.
A curious and adventurous young woman eager to explore the world outside of England, Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) goes to the British embassy in Tehran where she quickly falls in love with a secretary of the embassy, Henry Cadogan (James Franco). This sparks the beginning of a life-long adventure among the beautiful but misunderstood peoples and cultures of the Middle East. Along the way, her path intersects with archaeologist T.E. Lawrence (Robert Pattinson) also known as Lawrence of Arabia, and Major Charles Doughty-Wylie (Damien Lewis), the British Consul General in the Ottoman Empire.
Queen of the Desert is released in Australia on June 2, and thanks to Transmission Films we have 5 double in-season passes to give away to readers in Australia. To go into the draw for this giveaway, email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1. Please remember to put ‘Queen of the Desert’ in the subject line of the email. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Winners will be notified by mail.