The Cannes Festival in a state of grace.

  • 25.01.2014

The news that fell on Friday afternoon fills us with joy since Wallimage has co-financed this film that will be released the same day “in France and in many cities around the world”, said the Festival in a statement.

In the United States, the film’s release, scheduled for January 29, 2014, had been pushed back to March 19. According to the American magazine Hollywood Reporter, the Weinstein Co. has just removed the film from its release schedule without announcing a new date. In fact, a conflict exists between Dahan and his producers, each defending a very different version of the film. The Festival did not specify which version will be presented in great pomp on the Croisette.

Olivier Dahan’s film, explained Friday the Festival, is centered on a moment in the life of the American actress Grace Kelly, at the height of her fame when she married Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth) in 1956, becoming Grace of Monaco.
Six years later, when she struggled to assume her princely duties, Alfred Hitchcock asked her to return to Hollywood to star in his new film, Marnie. “At the same time, France is threatening to tax or even annex Monaco, this small country of which it has become the monarch,” the festival continues.

Produced by Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Uday Chopra and Arash Amel, who also wrote the screenplay, the film also features Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Jeanne Balibar, Sir Derek Jacobi and Paz Vega, who plays Maria Callas.

The biopic was shot in Monaco itself, as well as in the south of France, Paris, Ventimiglia, Ghent and Brussels.