She was many things to many people - a beautiful queen, filled with ambition, courage and the brashness of youth… an exiled young woman grieving for her murdered husband…an castaway who, on the very edges of the Known World, would found one of the greatest empires in history …so intelligent that her problem solving is commemorated in modern mathematics as "The Dido Thorem"…a visionary whose dreams, deeds and destiny echo through history, helping to shape the face of the world as we know it today. She was all that and more. She was Princess Elissar.
Sofia Films presents The Princess, is based on the true story of one of history's most celebrated and influential leaders - a woman, forced to flee her homeland, takes refuge on the barren North African coast and creates an empire unlike any the world had ever seen. The film takes a bold look at Elissar's life and her relationships with the great love of her life Aeneas of Troy. Set more than 2700 years ago, the film explores a time of unmatched beauty, of soaring ideals and staggering betrayals.
The film chronicles Elissar's grand adventure to becoming a living legend, from the moment she arrives destitute on the shores of what would become Carthage and modern Tunis. Her intense love affair with Aeneas, who would eventually found the Roman Empire, to her lonely death as a ruler of a growing city-state. The Princess is the incredible story of a life that shaped history and proved, if nothing else, fortune favors the bold.