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THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER

by Bertrand Tavernier

synopsis

Adapted from a short story by Madame de La Fayette (published in 1662), La Princesse de Montpensier is a tale of the passions and tragic fate of a princess, a rich heiress of a French kingdom under threat in the wars of religion of 1562. The focal point of La Fayette’s work is the love Mlle de Mézières feels since a child for the duke de Guise and how she feels forced to marry the prince of Montpensier despite still being in love with the duke.

international title: The Princess of Montpensier
original title: La Princesse de Montpensier
country: France
sales agent: StudioCanal
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Bertrand Tavernier
film run: 139'
release date: FR 11/03/2010, BE 10/11/2010, GB 08/07/2011
screenplay: Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Cosmos, François-Olivier Rousseau
cast: Mélanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Gaspard Ulliel, Louis Garrel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Raphaël Personnaz
cinematography by: Bruno de Keyzer
film editing: Sophie Brunet
art director: Guy-Claude François
music: Philippe Sarde
producer: Marc Silam, Eric Heuman
production: Paradis Films, StudioCanal, France 3 Cinéma, Pandora Filmproduktion
backing: Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC), MEDIA Programme
distributor: StudioCanal, United International Pictures Belgium, StudioCanal

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main awards/selection

Cannes 2010 Official Selection
BFI London Film Festival 2010 
César 2011 Best costume design
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