Thursday, October 16, 2014

The AFM Cine Club presents: La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier) on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8:30 p.m. Admission is free!

La princesse de Montpensier (English: The Princess of Montpensier) is a 2010 French period romance film directed by Bertrand Tavernier, inspired by a short story anonymously published by Madame de La Fayette. It stars Mélanie Thierry in the title role, alongside Gaspard Ulliel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Lambert Wilson and Raphaël Personnaz. The story takes place in the French aristocracy during the Wars of Religion, and focuses on a young woman who is forced into marriage while passionately in love with another man.

The film competed at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival and was released in French cinemas on November 3, 2010.


“La beauté des images, des costumes, le plaisir d’un romanesque dépoussiéré, d’une troupe d’acteurs inspirée, de seconds rôles épatants ah, Magnan et Vuillermoz!, tout cela concourt à faire de “la Princesse de Montpensier” un film ambitieux et poignant.”

Le Parisien

“Swords cross, blood spurts and bosoms heave in The Princess of Montpensier, French director Bertrand Tavernier’s thoroughly ravishing drama.”

Globe and Mail

The film, which is 2h19 minutes long, will be shown in its original version with English subtitles.

Film screenings are subject to changes without prior notice. Entrance is free but on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations.

Alliance Française de Manille is located at 209 Nicanor Garcia Street (formerly Reposo Street), Bel-Air 2, Makati City.

For inquiries, you may call 895-7585 / 895-7441.

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