November 28, 8:45 p.m.
Dramedy | 109 min | English Canada Premiere
French (English subtitles)
18 years and older
1897, Paris in the 'Belle Époque'. Edmond Rostand is a playwright of potential genius. Unfortunately, all he has written until now has been a flop. He is paralyzed by the sight of a blank page and his inspiration has dried up. Thanks to his admirer Sarah Bernhardt, he is approached by the greatest actor of the day, Constant Coquelin, who absolutely insists on playing in his next play. And he wants to premiere it in three weeks! The only problem: Edmond has not yet written it, and has no idea what story he will tell. All he knows is its title: Cyrano de Bergerac.
The story of Cyrano de Bergerac continues to delight in Alexis Michalik’s delightful ‘origins’ story (…)
A splendid film that should mint cash
That's told with verve and yes — panache
The acting's grand
The premise great
See Edmond! — Lisa Nesselson, ScreenDaily