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Director  Alain Cuny
Music director  Francois-Bernard Mache
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Language  French
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance
Screenplay  Alain Cuny
Country  France, Canada
The Annunciation of Marie movie poster
Release date  18 December 1991
Writer  Paul Claudel (play), Alain Cuny
Cast  Roberto Benavente (Pierre de Craon), Christelle Challab (Mara Vercors), Alain Cuny (Anne Vercors), Ulrika Jonsson (Violaine Vercors), Jean Des Ligneris (Jacques Hury), Cécile Potot (Elisabeth Vercors)
Similar movies  Alain Cuny directed The Annunciation of Marie and appears in Camille Claudel

The Annunciation of Marie is the English-language title of the 1991 critically acclaimed French-Canadian film L'Annonce faite à Marie, an adaptation of the play of the same name by Paul Claudel.

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Production

The director of this film, noted French stage and film actor Alain Cuny, was for years a friend and associate of the diplomat, playwright and symbolist poet Paul Claudel (1868-1955), whose sister Camille was perhaps better known outside the French-speaking world. In fact, one of Cuny's last movie performances was in the 1988 film Camille Claudel, based on the sculptress' life. Before he died in 1955, the playwright asked that Cuny direct a picture based on his play L'Annonce faite a Marie, and in this somewhat stage-bound production, he is honoring that request. It was filmed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Civry-la-Foret, France.

Plot

Set at the time of the Crusades, it tells the story of love and tragedy, intermingled with mysticism. Jacques is betrothed to marry Violane, a beautiful and gentle woman. When she discovers that she has leprosy, however, the marriage is off, and she retires to a life of prayer at an isolated hermitage. Instead, Jacques marries her sister Mara. When Jacques and Mara's child dies shortly after birth, Mara implores her saintly sister to come out of isolation to bring her child back to life.

Release

The film was released in France on 18 December 1991. It also premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on 15 February 1992.

Reception

The film was critically acclaimed by reviewers. In 1991 it won the Prix Georges Sadoul award and in 1992 it won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival.

References

The Annunciation of Marie Wikipedia
The Annunciation of Marie IMDb The Annunciation of Marie themoviedb.org


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