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2015 Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 4: Maiwenn Breaks a Leg with “Mon Roi”

It was with her multi-angled, social dramedy where the actress, slowly turning into filmmaker (2006’s Pardonnez-moi and 2009’s Le bal des actrices) made her presence known by lassoing the Jury Prize for her third film and first In Competition trip. While Polisse utilized more of a multiple dossier approach for social ills and it’s no “accident” that she made a back-to-back Cannes presence and we’re sure it has nothing to do with filling a female filmmaker quota. Maiwenn’s Mon Roi (My King), which was co-written with Of Gods and Men‘s Etienne Comar covers a subject that is all too familiar in French cinema: marriage breakdown from the bourgeois Parisian told with a rear-view window approach. Featuring Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel and her sister Isild Le Besco, this a modern Paris where the men are a more or less chauvinistic appears to have been the

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