Alexis MichalikThomas Solivérès, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Dominique Pinon
France / 2018 / French, Russian / 112 minutes / Color
A lavish yet sensitive depiction of the play behind “the play.” Facing chaotic demands in his everyday life, ranging from his needy family to temperamental actors to general debts, the 19th-century Parisian dramatist Edmond Rostand hopes that a new verse romantic comedy – as yet unwritten – will save the day. Will it work? Well, have you ever heard of Cyrano de Bergerac? Alexis Michalik brings to the screen the play that captured French critics and won five Molières.