Mon Roi

16 Nov 2016

Director: Maïwenn Le Besco



124 min

The subject of this intoxicating love story is a tempestuous ten-year romance between two forty-something Parisians, criminal lawyer Tony (Emanuelle Bercot) and charismatic Georgio (Vincent Cassell). In a rehabilitation centre following an accident, Tony looks back on their times together. Why did they fall for each other? Who, really, is this man that she loved so deeply? Similar in its intensity to Abdellatif Kechiche’s 2013 Blue is the Warmest Colour, part of the film’s emotional power comes from a tight focus on its protagonists who are filmed at close quarters as they eat, talk, laugh and passionately argue. It’s funny, charming and moving in equal measure.

Emmanuelle Bercot Winner Best Actress Cannes Film Festival 2015