Try as it might, Grace of Monaco can’t seem to wring any significant interest out of the historical moment it exaggeratedly blunders through. While it seems Harvey Weinstein’s public gripe concerning the director’s cut could very well receive critical support after its Cannes premiere, it’s doubtful that any amount of king’s men could put this together into some semblance of quality. Rife with melodramatic cliché, questionable casting, and some editing choices that appear to be imbuing the film with flourishes that the onscreen subjects cannot generate, the film staggers through key events in Kelly’s life to bring us to the conclusion that she left behind acting but embraced the role of a lifetime. Dahan, despite some uneven choices, generally has a knack for catching superb lead performances from his leading women, such as
Although Dahan and screenwriter Arash Amel
This comes on the heels that Us distributor the Weinstein Company would be moving the film from their 2014 slate due to a conflict between Harvey Weinstein and Dahan over final cut. Gaumont, which is distributing the film in France, recently changed the release date from January 29 to March 19, 2014. All the various moves makes sense today due to the announcement from Cannes.
Produced by Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Uday Chopra and Arash Amel, who also wrote the screenplay, Grace Of Monaco will be released May 14 in France by Gaumont and in several cities around the world.
The opening ceremony will be broadcast to participating cinemas, with the cooperation of France’s Canal Plus.
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Grace Of Monaco (don’t you just love the title?) is focused on the personal story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly during a dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, and France’s Charles De Gaulle (André Penvern) over tax laws in the early 1960s.
Nicole Kidman stars as Grace Kelly with Tim Roth as Prince Rainier III. The cast also includes Milo Ventimiglia, Robert Lindsay, Parker Posey, Derek Jacobi, Frank Langella, with Paz Vega as Maria Callas and Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Alfred Hitchcock.
The film is directed by Olivier Dahan (La Vie En Rose) – the very same Dahan who directed Marion Cotillard to an Oscar win for Best Actress in a Leading Role as
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