2011, regia di Elizabeth-Jane Baldry
Scheda: Nazione: GB - Produzione: Chagford Filmmaking Group - Distribuzione: Chagford Filmmaking Group - Soggetto: dalla tradizione letteraria arthuriana - Sceneggiatura: Elizabeth-Jane Baldry, Ari Berk - Fotografia: Will Halfacree, Greg Lander Williams - Musiche: Elizabeth-Jane Baldry - Formato: Color - Durata: 77'.
Cast: Maxine Fone, Mark Vernon Freestone, Ian Hencher, William Ludwig, Lori MacFadyen, Stephanie-Marie Napier, Jennifer Dawn Williams.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - devon-cornwall-film.co.uk - fairytalefilms.co.uk - bedstefilmkomedier.blogspot.it - blogs.ucl.ac.uk: «Some time ago now, I wrote about Lanval, a knight-meets-fairy-mistress lai first recorded by Marie de France that has survived in Old French, Middle English and Old Norse versions. Somewhat more recently, it was made into a rather charming film by the Chagford Filmmaking Group, a Devon-based organisation specialising in films of British fairy tales. Made in 2010 in collaboration with the Centre de l’Imaginaire Arthurien, and directed by Elizabeth-Jane Baldry (who also composed the film’s score), Sir Lanval is the group’s first full-length film, and a delightful, whimsical retelling of the medieval lai. Based on Marie de France’s twelfth-century version of the tale, Sir Lanval follows the same essential plot: Lanval, a young knight of King Arthur’s court, meets a fairy (named here as Tryamour) who grants him her love and unlimited wealth, on condition that he keep their relationship secret. However, goaded by Queen Guinevere, who attempts to seduce him and then sneers that he evidently prefers vallez…bien afeitiez, ‘well-trained young men’, when he refuses her advances, Lanval rashly declares that he already has a lover far more beautiful than the queen. At this, the spell is broken and Tryamour disappears, leaving Lanval to be put on trial for his life after Guinevere successfully convinces her husband that the knight had first propositioned and then insulted her. On the day of the trial, Tryamour rides into Camelot and vindicates Lanval, before the lovers leave the court forever en Avalun,/Ceo nus recuntent li Bretun, ‘to Avalon, or so the Bretons tell us’. ...» (Elizabeth C Dearnley).