”The Last Mistress” is full of secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
Set in 19th century France, ”The Last Mistress” (drama) chronicles the love affair between tempestuous Spanish mistress Vellini and distinguished, well-bred Ryno de Marigny. Ryno’s attempt to remain faithful to his wife Hermangarde, a highly regarded young woman of the French aristocracy, profoundly fails as Vellini reappears in Ryno’s life, offering him the passion and emotional connection he lacks in his marriage. His reluctant obsession with Vellini eventually overtakes his conscience, as he succumbs to the deceitful path of infidelity.
”The Last Mistress” is a highly entertaining yet incredibly provocative film that has resulted in unanimous praise from audiences and critics across the world.
Director: Catherine Breillat
Writer: Catherine Breillat, Jules-Amédée Barbey d’Aurevilly (book)
Cast: Asia Argento, Fu’ad Ait Aattou, Roxane Mesquida, Claude Sarraute, Yolande Moreau, Michael Lonsdale, Anne Parillaud, Jean-Philippe Tesse
In theaters: June 27th, 2008