Cyrano, My Love


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Dec 27, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Dec 28, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Dec 29, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Dec 30, 2019 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:112 minutes
Production Country:France, Belgium
Original Language:French, Russian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alexis Michalik
Cast:Thomas Soliveres
Olivier Gourmet
Mathilde Seigner


December 1897, Paris. He’s got three weeks to write a masterpiece.

Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty, but he already has two children and a lot of anxieties. He hasn’t written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great Constant Coquelin a new play, a heroic comedy, written in verse for the holidays.

There is just one problem: the play hasn’t been written yet. Ignoring the whims of the actresses, the demands of his Corsican producers, his wife’s jealousy, his best friend’s relationship problems and the lack of enthusiasm of all those around him, Edmond begins to write the play that nobody believes in. For the time being, he only has the title: ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’.

“Delightful! A splendid origins story of ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’.” — Screen International

“ ‘Cyrano, My Love’ is a project that I have had in mind for more than fifteen years,” said director Alexis Michalik. “I first came up with the idea for it in 1999 when I saw ‘Shakespeare in Love’ at the cinema. In this film, Joe Madden — based on real facts — recounted how Shakespeare found inspiration and wrote his greatest masterpiece, ‘Romeo and Juliette’, inspired by a beautiful muse despite being crippled by debt. I then asked myself why we had never made a similar film in France.”

“A few years later I came across an information booklet which explained the circumstances surrounding the premiere of ‘Cyrano’. And once again, I thought about Madden’s film. I said to myself that it was unbelievable that nobody had ever thought to tell the greatest ‘success story’ of French theater. Indeed, it was also the last success story, as it came about just before the arrival of cinematography, meaning that films were then produced rather than plays.”