Tony: "You're not a jerk, are you?" Georgio: "Of course not, I'm the king of the jerks. Marching them all in." (From the film)


SUMMARY

This woman's love story travels between joy and suffering, ecstasy and longing, passion and betrayals. It travels in delirium.

The relationship is killing her slowly - and not so softly. Tony meets the magnetic, witty, generous, spontaneous Georgio at a night club, and the next morning it's already butterflies, laughter and lovemaking; the beginning of a passionate, yet lovesick and painful decade together, and alone. Mon Roi opens with a broken Tony at a rehabilitation institution, a woman who has been badly damaged by the very wildness she fell for in the first place. Georgio's spontaneity has often translated into his absence, his wit into lies, his generosity, towards other women's needs. Yet, Tony stayed, at her own expense. This is a piercing love story, and a woman's film, but certainly not in a Feminism 101 sense. Bercot's vivid performance of a woman struggling to stay alive leaves us asking what -inside the shattering of her dreams, her infatuation and devastation- we find so invigorating, soulful. Perhaps sometimes power is not what we think it is.

FESTIVALS

2015 CANNES BEST ACTRESS, HAMBURG

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Born in France in 1976, Maïwenn is an actress and director. She started acting from an early age. She garnered international recognition for her appearance in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element (1997). The two later began a relationship, after which Maïwenn took a career break for several years. She directed her first feature film Pardonnez-Moi in 2006. Her second film Polisse (2011) won the Jury Prize at Cannes. Her last film, Mon Roi, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

CREDITS


  • Director
    MAÏWENN
  • Screenplay
    ETIENNE COMAR, MAÏWENN
  • Cinematography
    CLAIRE MATHON
  • Editing
    SIMON JACQUET
  • Music
    STEPHEN WARBECK
  • Cast
    VINCENT CASSEL, EMMANUELLE BERCOT, LOUIS GARREL, ISILD LE BESCO
  • Producer
    ALAIN ATTAL
  • Production Co.
    LES PRODUCTIONS DU TRÉSOR
  • Distributor
    FABULA
  • Casting Director
    STÉPHANE BATUT,