On Monday evening of the first day in Biarritz at the Casino Municipal there was a special event dedicated to the screening of The King's Favorite, in presence of actors Isabelle Adjani, Virginie Ledoyen, Hugo Becker, the producer and director Josée Dayan and the associate producer Gaspard de Chavagnac.The period drama (2x110'/4x52') includes in the cast Gaia Girace, Gérard Depardieu, Olivier Gourmet, Jeanne Balibar, Joeystarr, Julie Depardieu, Guillaume Galienne. The mini series produced by Passion Films and distributed by France TV will be aired by France 2.
The story is focused on the passionate life of Diane de Poitiers who was King Henri II’s favorite. Despite her strong character and her legendary beauty, Diane is just another courtesan and her position remains fragile. And Henri’s upcoming marriage to Catherine de Medici may jeopardize her dreams of domination. Diane will do anything to maintain her influence.