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Redemption for 'Grace of Monaco' at the Emmys

Redemption for 'Grace of Monaco' at the Emmys
"Grace of Monaco" made a dramatic Hollywood comeback when Emmy nominations were announced on July 16. To the surprise of most pundits, it earned a nomination for Best TV Movie. The film stars Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly during the time when Kelly was the princess of Monaco and her husband, Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth), was in conflict with French president Charles de Gaulle (André Penvern). -Break- 'Secret Life of Marilyn' & 'Grace of Monaco': Emmys for portraying showbiz legends? Originally intended for theatrical release, the film never made it to theaters. The production was troubled by criticisms from Kelly's children, a behind-the-scenes battle for final cut and a chilly reception at the Cannes Film Festival where it premiered in 2014. But despite being written off by almost everybody, Lifetime took a chance on it and aired it on May 25, just in time to make it eligible at the Emmys.
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Grace of Monaco | 2014 Cannes Review

Coup de Grace: Embellishment Can’t Save Dahan’s Fairy Tale

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
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Grace of Monaco’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Grace of Monaco’
The offscreen palace intrigue between “Grace of Monaco” director Olivier Dahan and his on-again off-again U.S. distributor Harvey Weinstein turns out to be far livelier than anything on screen in Dahan’s cardboard and frequently cornball melodrama about Grace Kelly’s bumpy transition from Hollywood to actual princess — and her (seemingly single-handed) saving of her embattled sovereign state from French annexation. Handsomely produced but as dramatically inert as star Nicole Kidman’s frigid cheek muscles, Dahan’s strained bid to recapture the critical and commercial success of his smash Edith Piaf biopic “La Vie en rose” is the sort of misbegotten venture no amount of clever re-editing could hope to improve. The decision to release the pic in France and other key Euro territories immediately following its opening-night Cannes berth reps a healthy gamble on Kidman’s drawing power against the summer blockbuster deluge.

Although Dahan and screenwriter Arash Amel
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Olivier Dahan’s Grace Of Monaco To Open The 67th Cannes Film Festival on May 14

French director Olivier Dahan’s Grace Of Monaco will open the Cannes Film Festival. It will have its world premiere Wednesday, May 14, 2014, and will screen in Official Selection – out of competition category.

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.

Click here to read the official Cannes press release.
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Grace Of Monaco (2013) Teaser Trailer: Nicole Kidman is Grace Kelly

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Grace of Monaco Trailer. Olivier Dahan‘s Grace of Monaco (2013) movie trailer stars Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, André Penvern, Milo Ventimiglia, and Paz Vega. Grace of Monaco‘s plot synopsis: “The story follows Grace Kelly, age 33 and having given up her acting career to focus on being a full time [...]

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Nicole Kidman Transforms Into Grace Of Monaco In First Trailer

Accompanied by a regal voiceover from Frank Langella and the exquisite Maria Callas singing Puccini’s ”O mio babbino caro,” here’s the first trailer for Grace Of Monaco starring Oscar winner Nicole Kidman.

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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Paulette Movie Review

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Paulette Movie Review
Title: Paulette Director: Jérôme Enrico Starring: Bernadette Lafont, Carmen Maura, Dominique Lavanant, Françoise Bertin, André Penvern, Ismaël Dramé, Jean-Baptisye Anouman, Axelle Laffont. The hardship given by the current crisis is kept at bay by an irreverent third age comedy, set in the French banlieue. The story that has some Ken Loach influences, was conceived by Bianca Olsen, Laurie Aubenal and Cyril Rambour, who are students of Jérôme Enrico, professor of screenwriting at the Esec (École supérieure libre d’études cinématographiques), Paris’ school of cinema. Jérôme Enrico was so enthralled by the story written by his pupils that he decided to direct it. Paulette lives on a Parisian housing estate and struggles [ Read More ]

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