Prepared by Elias Doummar, Movie Critic
Genre: Biography, drama
Director: Olivier Dahan
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, André Penvern
Grace Kelly! The only Princess I keep falling for each time I look into her eyes… her eyes that take you into a whirlwind of romance with a sweet touch of class. Maybe the writer Elizabeth Gouslan described her exquisite beauty at its best by naming her book Grace Kelly…The Ice and the Fire. The new film Grace of Monaco portrays a period in the life of American actress Grace Kelly (Nicole Kidman) who became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth) in 1956, in what was dubbed “the marriage of the century”.
An Oscar winner, she was already a huge film star, having worked with the very greatest filmmakers John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Fred Zinnemann and acclaimed the world over. Six years later, amid occasional difficulties in fulfilling her role, she was invited back to Hollywood by Alfred Hitchcock, to play in his new film Marnie. At the time, France was threatening to tax and even annex Monaco, the tiny principality whose monarch Kelly had become. Was she still an actress? Was she really Princess of Monaco? And most importantly, will Nicole be able to embody the Grace of Kelly?
Did You Know?
This film was selected as the opening film at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.