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- Director: Alexis Michalik
- BELGIUM, FRANCE / 2019 / DCP / Colour / 109’ / French; Turkish, English s.t.
- Screenplay: Alexis Michalik
- Director of Photography: Giovanni Fiore-Coltellacci
- Editing: Anny Danché, Marie Silvi
- Music: Romain Trouillet
- Cast: Thomas Solivérès, Olivier Gourmet, Tom Leeb, Lucie Boujenah, Mathilde Seigner, Clémentine Célarié, Igor Gotesman
- Producer: Alain Goldman, Sidonie Dumas, Vanessa Djian, Benjamin Bellecour
- Production Co.: Légende, Rosemonde Films, Gaumont, Nexus Factory, Umedia
- World Sales: Gaumont
Alexis Michalik, the young genius, dramaturge, actor, and playwright known as “the prince of French theatre” adapts and directs the film version of his blockbuster play of the same name which hit the jackpot at the Molière awards. Edmond, which is brisk, ingenious, riveting with top-notch acting and direction, as is the case in all his plays, centres around a young playwright who finds fame early on just like Michalik himself. Taking place in Paris in 1897 during the Belle Epoque, the film tells the creation story of the much beloved Cyrano de Bergerac, which Edmond Rostand penned by the insistence of stage legends Sarah Bernhardt and Constant Coquelin at a time when he was experiencing a writer’s block.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.