Mon roi

Mon Roi (My king in the english version) is a 2015 French drama film directed by MaïwennTony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio. Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, a difficult process of healing is in front of her, physical work which may finally set her free. The film stars Vincent CasselEmmanuelle BercotLouis Garrel and Isild Le Besco (Maïwenn’s sister). Maïwenn spent many years writing the script for the film which was loosely based on her relationship with real estate developer Jean-Yves Le Fur. Agnès was based on model Karen Mulder who was Le Fur’s former fiancé and attempted suicide in 2002. Maïwenn wrote the role of Tony specifically with Emmanuelle Bercot in mind. Her first choice for the role of Georgio was Vincent Cassel but upon their initial meeting he was so negative about the script and about Georgio’s roles that Maïwenn initially thought he was passing on the role. The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, Bercot won the award for Best Actress.

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