Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Marquise

Digital Release Date: March 12, 2019, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 12, 2019
Price: DVD $21.70, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Film Movement Classics

The lavish costume drama-comedy Marquise is directed by Véra Belmont and stars the always-game Sophie Marceau (Beyond the Clouds).

Born into poverty, Marquise (Marceau) is a beautiful street dancer who found fame and notoriety among the seventeenth century aristocratic elite under the stage name Mademoiselle Du Parc. When the distinguished Molière (Bernard Giraudeau) and his theatre troupe come to town, Marquise mesmerizes the men, and joins the troupe. She marries Gros René (Patrick Timsit) and becomes a favorite of King Louis XIV, but it is not until Marquise becomes the mistress of rival playwright Racine that she finally realizes her ambition to become a great actress.

Presented in a new 2K digital restoration, the well-received Marquise was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the British Independent Film Awards, the Grand Jury Prize at AFI Fest and a César Award for Jordi Savall’s music direction.

Bonus features include the following:

  • Interview with director Véra Belmont
  • New essay by author and professor Laurence Marie
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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.