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The McCall Film Society presents “ My King”, Wednesday, January 11th at 7 pm at the Alpine Playhouse, 1210 Roosevelt Ave., McCall. “My King,” stars Emmanuelle Bercot, who won best actress at Cannes Film Festival for her role as a accomplished lawyer who gets intertwined in a problematic relationship.
The Hollwood Reporter says “Perhaps what’s really different about this film, unlike the innumerable others where someone falls in love with someone else who turns out to be bad news, is that it’s from a woman’s perspective for a change, and she’s the relatively sane one bewitched by beauty and charm.”
The basic story is about Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) who is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on the turbulent ten-year relationship she experienced with Georgio (Vincent Cassel). Why did they love each other? Who is this man whom she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, a difficult process of healing is in front of her, physical work which may finally set her free.
Vincent Cassel well know in France is know in the U.S. for his role as the sexually manipulative Thomas Leroy in Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 film BLACK SWAN. He also appeared in Ocean Eleven and Ocean Twelve English Language films. “My King” is directed and written by Maïwenn, who won the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for her first french Movie that was based on her own remarkable life dramas.
Advanced tickets will be available at the McCall Public Library, starting Thursday, January 5 until 3 pm Wednesday, the day of the show. Additional tickets will be available at the door. All tickets are free. Most films are unrated and are not recommended for viewers under the age of 18.