SUNDAY, MARCH 31 – 3:15 PM – 1H40 – ALL AUDIENCES
Presentation by and discussion with director of photography Gilles Porte
1721. A bold idea is brewing in the head of Philip of Orléans, Regent of France. 11-year-old Louis XV is soon to become King, and an exchange of princesses would allow the Nation to consolidate peace with Spain after years of war that have bled the two kingdoms’ coffers dry. He therefore marries off his 12-year-old daughter, Mademoiselle de Montpensier, to the heir of the Spanish throne, in exchange for which Louis XV must marry the Spanish Infante, 4-year-old Mariana Victoria. But this precipitated introduction to the world of courtly manipulation and power games will soon get the better of the young princesses and their carefree spirits. . .
A beautifully filmed historical drama, based on actual events which unfolded during the 18th-century, that also poignantly reminds U.S. viewers of the crucial importance today to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
This screening is associated with cinematographer Gilles Porte’s Free Master Class taking place on Friday, March 29 in VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art.
CAST & CREW
DIRECTOR Marc Dugain
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Gilles Porte
SCREENWRITERS Marc Dugain, Chantal Thomas
Based on Chantal Thomas’ novel
COMPOSER Etienne Forget
PRODUCERS Marc Dugain, Patrick André, Charles Gillibert
STARRING Lambert Wilson, Anamaria Vartolomei, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Mouchet, Kacey Mottet Klein, Igor Van Dessel, Juliane Lepoureau
GENRE History, Drama
PRODUCTION LANGUAGE French
PRODUCTION YEAR 2017
FRENCH RELEASE 12/27/2017
RUNNING TIME 1h 40 min