Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'My King' Tells Tale of Love Labored and Lost

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'My King' Tells Tale of Love Labored and Lost

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The knee is a joint that provides only backward, not forward, flexibility - a symbol for the past rather than future movements of Marie-Antoinette.

She's not the historical one who preferred cake to bread. She's a smart young contemporary lawyer, better known as Tony, who has an awful skiing accident at the outset of "My King." Thereafter, she'll be slowly and painfully recuperating at a seaside rehabilitation clinic, dependent on the staff, the fellow patients and the painkillers handed out there.

But the main aspect of her therapy is her intense inner reflection on her turbulent relationship with ex-husband Georgio (Vincent Cassel): How and why did she submit to his relentless, suffocating passion?

French actress-turned-director Mawenn ("Polisse" 2011) and co-screenwriter Etienne Comar juxtapose Tony's physical and psychological healing process with a flashback and flash-forward narrative device, exploring the relationship's devolution.

Oh, Georgio - a charming rogue, domineering and charismatic, frenetic and spontaneous. He cooks, has a fab apartment, loves to entertain. He's the personification of "wild abandon" - plunging headlong into everything now, regretting it later. He wants a baby, wants to take care of his old girlfriend Agnes, wants in and out of Tony's life at will - his, not hers. …

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