Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Films Distribution Takes Sales on Dugain’s 'Children Royals'

Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Films Distribution Takes Sales on Dugain’s 'Children Royals'

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Films Distribution has acquired world sales on Children Royals, inspired by a plan to marry offFrance's Louis XV to the oldest daughter of the King of Spain, Maria Anna Victoria, who was four-years-old at the time.

It is the latest film by historical writer and director Marc Dugain - best known for An Ordinary Execution and The Curse of Edgar.

The feature is adapted from Chantal Thomas's work L'échange des princesses about a plan hatched by the Regent of France and the Spanish King in 1721 to marry their heirs, 11-year-old Louis XV and Maria Anna Victoria, the 4-year-old Spanish infanta. The aim was to secure peace between the two nations.

At the same time, the Regent of France also offered his 12-year-old daughter Mademoiselle de Montpensier's hand to the Prince of Asturias, the 14-year-old heir apparent to the Spanish throne.

In the film, an exchange of the princesses is set to take place amid great pomp on a small island in the river bordering the two countries. …

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