Prince Rainier film screening sells out, Grimaldi Forum adds second date

After a screening of Prince Rainier III par lui-même on 4th July all but sold out, the Grimaldi Forum has given fans a second opportunity to experience the highly personal documentary the following evening, with English subtitles. 

Barely a handful of tickets remain for the initial showing on 4th July at 7pm within the Grimaldi Forum’s Salle des Princes, but interest remains high. This has led the exhibition centre to add a further showing of Yann-Antony Noghès’ documentary piece on 5th July, also at 7pm. Both are entirely free to attend, but prior reservations are required.  

The 52-minute movie, which pulls on decades of sound recordings by Prince Rainier III himself and is supplemented by narration from Fanny Ardant, recounts some of the biggest moments of his epic reign. From a solitary childhood and the complicated situation the late Prince found himself in when he inherited the throne in 1949 to his encounters with General de Gaulle and Aristotle Onassis, it traces a fascinating life that was driven by a desire to gain respect for his nation and to drive it into the future.  

The documentary was created by Check Productions, assisted by historians Thomas Fouilleron and Vincent Vatrican, and with the support of the Comité de Commemoration Rainier III, which is laying on countless events in memory of Monaco’s former leader and the father of Prince Albert II. 

The second screening on 5th July will have subtitles in English. For more information and to book a seat, please click here.  


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