CINE CLUB : La Princesse de Montpensier

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A screening of Bertrand Tavernier, La Princesse de Montpensier, in its original french version with English subtitles.

Main actors: Mélanie Thierry, Gaspard Ulliel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Lambert Wilson

Synopsis: A beautiful woman struggles with the three men who control her life and the one who has won her heart. In 1567, France is mired in a civil war between Catholics and Huguenots, and the Marquis de Mézières is eager to form an alliance with the Duc de Montpensier. With this in mind, the marquis strikes a deal in which his beautiful daughter Marie will wed Philippe, Montpensier's son. Marie is not especially happy with this notion, as she's fallen in love with Henri de Guise, her handsome cousin, but she dutifully agrees to the match, and soon Marie and Philippe are sharing an estate in the countryside. However, Philippe is soon called up to fight in the civil war, and he asks his friend and tutor the Comte de Chabannes to look after Marie while he's gone. Marie is bright but not educated, and Chabannes is asked to educate her in intellectual and social matters ; as he gets to know Marie, he falls deeply in love with her, but she's already divided in her loyalties between her husband and the man she truly loves.

Refreshment and discussion about the movie will follow after the watching!

Free to members | $10 for non-members


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