Thursday, December 2, 2010

'The Princess of Montpensier' to be the Closing Film at IFFI -Saif Ali Khan to be the Guest Of Honor

'The Princess of Montpensier'(French) directed by Bertrand Tavernier and competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival has been choose as the closing film of the 42 nd IFFI 2010. This was announced in the Mid-Fest Press Conference by the Festival Director, Shri S.M. Khan at the Media Centre here today. Shri Choudhury Mohan Jatua, the Minister of State for Ministry of Information & Broadcasting will be the Chief Guest at the closing function. Famous actor & National Award Winner Saif Ali Khan will be the Guest of Honor. Actors Arjun Bajwa and Neetu Chandra will anchor the closing ceremony. A cultural programme curated by actor Gracy Singh will be presented at the function.

The story of The Princess of Montpensier set in France, 1562. The wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants rage against a backdrop of intrigue and shifting alliances.Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young aristocrat, and Henri de Guise, one of the kingdom's most intrepid heroes, are in love, but Marie's father promises her hand in marriage to the Prince of Montpensier. The prince takes Marie back to his chateau, where she is tutored by Chabannes, the Protestant deserter he protects, who soon falls in love with the young woman. Then, on their way back from battle, Henri de Guise and the Duke d'Anjou, the heir to the throne, stop at the chateau. Henri and Marie realize their feelings for each other are as strong as ever...

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