Following Polisse (Jury Prize – 2011 Cannes International Film Festival), Maïwenn’s latest directorial offering Mon Roi is another honest and powerful story.
At the center of Mon Roi is a passionate and destructive relationship that unfolds over a decade. Tony (the outstanding Emmanuelle Bercot, winner of Best Actress at the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival) is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relief, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio (Vincent Cassel, La Haine, Black Swan).
Why did they love each other? Who was this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, a difficult process of healing awaits her – physical work that might finally set her free.
Mon Roi powerfully explores the damages of love, sometimes leading us to inconsiderate blindness, despite our best efforts to make the right decisions. Bercot and Cassel are absolutely incredible in their respective roles.