The Princess of Montpensier

IFC Films Released 2011


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  • The Princess of Montpensier Trailer



    The trailer for The Princess of Montpensier. Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella by the celebrated Madame de Lafayette, the action centers on the love of Marie de Mezi-res for her dashing cousin Henri de Guise, thwarted when her father's political ambitions force her into marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, who she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman with a disdain for warfare, and soon becomes exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court.moreless
  • The Princess of Montpensier International Trailer



    International trailer for The Princess of Montpensier. Acclaimed filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier brings us The Princess of Montpensier, a full-blooded tale of passion, romance and intrigue. Set in the high courts of 16th Century France, where the wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants are raging. Marie de M-zi-res (M-lanie Thierry), a beautiful young aristocrat, is in love with Henri de Guise (Gaspard Ulliel), but her hand in marriage is promised to the Prince of Montpensier (Gr-goire Leprince-Ringuet). Being the dutiful daughter Marie consents to marry the prince and put aside her childish fantasy for the roguish Henri. However, wherever Marie goes attention follows, and soon enough her path crosses with Henri once more.moreless
  • The Princess of Montpensier Clip: Duty



    Marie (M-lanie Thierry) is told that she will marry who is chosen for her, against all protest.
  • Princess of Montpensier



    In THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER, acclaimed filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier ('ROUND MIDNIGHT) directs a spectacular cast in a riveting, lush romantic drama set in the high courts of 16th Century France. Against the backdrop of the savage Catholic/Protestant wars, Marie de Mézières (Mélanie Thierry), a beautiful young aristocrat, finds herself married to a young prince (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, LOVE SONGS) she does not love, haunted by a rakish suitor Gaspard Ulliel (A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT) from her childhood, and advised by an aging nobleman Lambert Wilson (OF GODS AND MEN), harboring his own forbidden desire for her. The Princess of Montpensier must struggle passionately to stay alive in the intrigue of this corrupt political and romantic web of duty, passion, religion and war.moreless