Join us this Friday, May 16th, for 7pm showing of French movie "LA PRINCESS DE MONTPENSIER". Directed by Bertand Tavernier, with Melanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson. Based on novella by Madame de Lafayette. 2 hr. 20 min. Action/Drama/History. R rated-like. In French with English subtitles. See description below.
Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D5JTxLf_K4
Please bring light refreshments if you can. No pressure. (Or put a few dollars in the tip jar.) Seating is limited, so you MUST rsvp. ( If you RSVP yes and then cannot attend, you MUST change your RSVP.) Doors open at 6:15. Discussion after the movie. We'll be all done by no later than 10p. If you arrive at 7:15, the movie will have started.
For more info, contact Guy Henoumont anytime at[masked] or at [masked].
Synopsis: 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 Mezières 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. ~Palm Springs Internation Film Festival