La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier)2011
La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier) (2011)
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as Marie de Montpensier
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as Prince de Montpensier
as Henri de Guise
as Duc d'Anjou
as La Valette
as Duc de Montpensier
as Catherine de Guise
as Marquis de Mézières
as Cardinal de lorraine
as Cardinal de Lorraine
Critic Reviews for La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier)
(Bertrand Tavernier) has made an intimate epic, as coolly calculated as a chess match, in which blood on the battlefield and on the bedsheets is the fuel of economic and political power and masculine pride.
Both handsomely mounted and, for the most part, rousingly acted out.
It's clear that veteran director Bertrand Tavernier has set out to show the potency and relevance of a classic love story and that period romance is by no means a dead genre. On this evidence, he has a point.
Bertrand Tavernier, in his 70th year, directs with the energy and panache of a much younger man.
It gallops along as elegantly and confidently as the horsemen we see in the opening scene - part bodice-ripper, part patrician soap opera, and part romantic tragedy - albeit a romantic tragedy of no very great resonance or depth.
Audience Reviews for La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier)
I guess I am just a sucker for a pretty face. I quite enjoyed this, despite its shortcomings. A tragic story of a woman caught between her duty and her passion, who throws it all over for a man who proved unworthy. It also portrayed her husband as a man consumed by insecurity and jealousy. The battle scenes were brutal, the French countryside bucolic and the court intrigues just subtle enough for this viewer to find himself immersed for the more than two hours that the film ran.
Nice story. Beautifully done. However, it just goes on and on, and has one of those unsatisfying endings...2 1/2hrs is way too long to have to wait for an ending like that. Great costumes and art direction, though.
For a film which strives for "l'amour", this is a coldly directed and not sweeping enough epic with an irritating protagonist at its center. Quite frankly, one huge bore.
La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier) Quotes
|Marie de Montpensier:||Careful! The old women are watching.|
|Marie de Montpensier:||It' madness.|
|Marie de Montpensier:||It's madness.|
|Henri de Guise:||Not madness. We gave ourselves to one another.|