Hortense

A short, animated film based on the real life of seventeenth-century adventuress Hortense Mancini. Hortense was the mistress of two kings, infamous throughout Europe during her lifetime. But how did her story begin? Hortense was brought to Louis XIV's court as a child and was married off to an aristocrat. When he turned out to be an abusive religious fanatic, she scandalized Europe by leaving him and writing a memoir. This is the story of her marriage and her flight in her own words.

  • Jennifer May Reiland
    Director
  • Hortense Mancini
    Writer
  • Jennifer May Reiland
    Writer
  • Syrie Moskowitz
    Key Cast
    "Hortense"
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Memoir, Historical, Feminist, Animation, Based on a True Story
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jennifer May Reiland

Jennifer May Reiland is an artist and animator from Texas currently based in New York City. She has received residencies through the Harriet Hale Woolley program in Paris and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program and Open Sessions at the Drawing Center in New York. She is currently artist-in-residence at Queens Museum. She has shown her artistic work internationally, including at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, guerrero-projects, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and Queens Museum.

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