Box Office Magazine: 'The Princess of Monstpensier' Review

BOM: Painted on an epic canvas, this French historical drama by veteran director Bertrand Tavernier tells of forbidden love during the religious wars between Catholics and Protestants in the 16th century. Despite its period trappings, Princess boasts as its heroine a thoroughly "modern" young woman (a luminous Mélanie Thierry) who has to choose between her duty and her husband. Although lengthy (close to 140 minutes) it sustains interest and feeds the emotions. Without any internationally recognized names, however, it may be a tough sell beyond the obvious Francophile market.

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