Hanway Films

Triumph of Love

The Triumph of Love

HanWay Collection


Clare Peploe

Mira Sorvino
Ben Kingsley
Fiona Shaw
Jay Rodan
Rachael Stirling

"Fresh and bouyant; a light, thoroughly entertaining comedy" Variety.

Produced and co-written by Bernardo Bertolucci, TRIUMPH OF LOVE stars Mira Sorvino as a princess who falls in love at first sight with handsome scholar Agis, in this adaptation of the 18th century Marivaux play. A virtual prisoner of his guardians, philosopher Hemocrates (Ben Kingsley) and scientist, Leontine (Fiona Shaw), Agis (Jay Rodan) has been raised to avoid women, sex and all wordly things. So the princess disguises herself as a man and breaks into their secluded villa in an attempt to woo him.

NOMINEE: Golden Lion for Venice Film Festival

Italy, UK | English | 2001 | 112 min