La Princess de Montpensier (2010)

I'm intrigued by this upcoming French romantic period film directed by Bertrand Tavernier (La Fille de D’Artagnan, Un dimanche à la campagne), based on short story by Madame de La Fayette.

Synopsis:
France, 1562. The wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants rage against a backdrop of intrigue and shifting alliances.

Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young aristocrat, and Henri de Guise, one of the kingdom's most intrepid heroes, are in love, but Marie's father promises her hand in marriage to the Prince of Montpensier. The prince takes Marie back to his chateau, where she is tutored by Chabannes, the Protestant deserter he protects, who soon falls in love with the young woman. Then, on their way back from battle, Henri de Guise and the Duke d'Anjou, the heir to the throne, stop at the chateau. Henri and Marie realize their feelings for each other are as strong as ever...

Starring:
Grégoire LEPRINCE-RINGUET - Philippe de Montpensier
Mélanie THIERRY - Marie de Montpensier
Gaspard ULLIEL - Henri de Guise
Lambert WILSON - François de Chabannes

-> Trailer
-> Cannes Film Festival
-> Screenrush
-> video: making of film
-> video clips from film
->Lights, Camera, History profiles director's previous film La Fille de d'Artagnan, a musketeer film starring Sophie Marceau.



Screencaps from film...
































7 comments:

  1. The plot sounds interesting. The costumes are lovely!

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  2. Even though it all in French I just can't wait to see it

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  3. I can't seem to find english subtitles for this movie. :(
    Anyway, I just want to say i love your website. I adore period films!

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  4. Thanks Anon! Glad to know you love period films!

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  5. interesting custome drama.

    I love Thierry in 'The Legend of 1900' - her character appears in a short time but it was sweet to see her.

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  6. Hello Charleybrown - I've just stumbled across your site and I'm definitely going to be following you from now on. Another historical film fan here :-) Just wondered if you ever saw the Princess of Montpensier and, if so, what you thought? (Now off to look at those images you posted from the new Three Musketeers film!)

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  7. @Leander
    Thanks for stopping by!
    No, I've not seen it yet. It played nearby but only in French and I prefer to have subtitles as well!

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