Marion agus an Banphrionsa

Short Film, Drama, F-Rated
Directed by:
Melanie Clark Pullen
Produced by:
Simon Maxwell, Abri Productions


9 mins
Irish with English subtitles

A heart-warming tale of a young girl’s encounter with Princess Grace of Monaco on her visit to Ireland in 1961. Marion agus an Banphrionsa shows that for a lucky few, dreams can come true.

Courageous Marion steps in front of Princess Grace’s car as it drives through her village. She presents her with a bunch of roses, and the Princess embraces her in her arms. In adulthood, Marion realises a lifelong dream and travels to the Principality of Monaco to experience the magical meeting again.

This tale reveals how a seemingly small childhood encounter can have a lifelong impact just as a visit to the country of her forebears made a lasting impression on Princess Grace. The film interweaves archival footage from the 1961 royal visit with dramatized sequences of Marion’s story and footage of modern-day Monaco.

This film is part of F-Rated: Short Films by Irish Women. To view more from the collection click here.