Thursday, February 20 | 88 min
Mélanie Auffret | 2019
France, Belgium | French (English subtitles)
A happily married father of three, Raymond runs an organic egg farm in Brittany, France. He also entertains a secret passion for theater and in particular for the play Cyrano de Bergerac, which he recites to his favorite and only audience: his hens! When his main egg buyer walks out on him, his entire life goes haywire. Desperate to save his farm, he takes on the crazy challenge of turning his love for theater into a series of internet performances starring himself and his best friend/confidante, the amazing pet hen Roxane!
Guillaume de Tonquédec is irresistible as a farmer on the verge of bankruptcy who reads classic texts to his hens in the farmyard.
— 20 Minutes (Translated from French)
A comedy full of charm and tenderness led by the improbable duo formed by Guillaume de Tonquédec, very touching, and his hen named Roxane, the true star of the story.
— Culturebox - France Télévisions (Translated from French)
A poetic jewel, an irresistible comedy.
— Ouest-France (Translated from French)
Its burlesque side is endearing while two of his secondary characters, Aunt Simone (Liliane Rovère seen in Ten percent) and Wendy (Kate Duchêne) make us laugh. And, pleasant surprise, this film is also peppered with some superb shots on life on the farm.
— La Presse (Translated from French)
Guillaume de Tonquédec
Alpe d’Huez Festival (France 2019)