Films

La Princesse de Montpensier: (Another compelling film to watch when discussing marriage, infidelity, women, etc…this is only a link to the trailer as the entire film is not available online)

La Reine Margot: (A good film for an exploration of religious controversy, but it does contain graphic violence)

 

*In connection with a discussion about women’s lack of choice in marriage in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France, this excerpt from la Reine Margot can incite a lively class discussion.

*There is also a similarly brutal scene in the early part of the film, La Princesse de Montpensier, where the father violently forces his daughter to marry.

Le Retour de Martin Guerre: (This is an excellent film to accompany Marguerite’s tales about justice, women, marriage, etc)

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