The Countess Reviews
As same as these movies: Onegin, The Reader, Hamlet, Vanity Fair, Girl With a Pearl Earring, Anonymous, The Other Boleyn Girl, Bright Star, and Lady Jane. Just not very cool historical genre movie. :)
With the talky "The Countess," Julie Delpy does not show the same ability for historical dramas, what with the panoply of accents, that she has shown for detailing the emotional perils of the modern age in her other films. But she does pull off a neat narrative trick here by documenting how unreliable a narrator can be, especially from a second hand source, thus letting the viewer make up his mind as to what really happened, just as all the characters have already made up their minds beforehand. At the same time, we get to see how certain myths came into existence like vampires and Snow White.