Cyrano, My Love
CAST: Thomas Soliveres, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner DIRECTOR: Alexis Michalik TUESDAY FILM SERIES
December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great Constant Coquelin a new play, a heroic comedy, in verse, for the holidays. Only concern: it is not written yet. Ignoring the whims of actresses, the demands of his Corsican producers, the jealousy of his wife, the stories of his best friend's heart and the lack of enthusiasm of all those around him, Edmond starts writing this piece which nobody believes. For now, he has only the title: "Cyrano de Bergerac."
[A] brisk, funny, sneakily poignant love letter to words, plays, playwrights and actors.Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
The swooning camerawork from Fellini collaborator Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci helps transform the film's largely stage-bound action into visuals that capture the delirium of its scrappy featured players.Pat Padua, The DC Line