Cycling With Molière (15)
Sat 02 Dec 1200
3.30, 6 & 8.15pm
France, 2013, 104 mins. Dir. Philippe Le Guay
Serge (Fabrice Luchini) is a retired great actor, living as a recluse amid the windswept landscape of the Île de Ré. Gauthier (Lambert Wilson), a fellow actor currently enjoying a career high as a TV heartthrob, visits Serge and tempts him to make a comeback with a production of Molières play, The Misanthrope. Before agreeing, Serge insists on seven days of rehearsal.
Will Serge finally say yes? Will the pair of ego-centric actors survive their week of intense readings and occasional bike trips around the picturesque island? The addition of a mysterious Italian divorcée (Maya Sansa) as a love interest adds a deliciously romantic frisson to this hilarious and brilliantly acted take on the classicFrench comedy of manners.