|Director: Philippe Le Guay||Country: France|
|Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa||Production Year: 2013|
Director Philippe Le Guay (The Women on the 6th Floor) returns with his regular collaborator Fabrice Luchini (In the House) in this playful film about two actors taking on Molière.
TV star Gauthier Valence (Wilson) travels to Ile de Ré to convince his reclusive friend Serge to star in his stage production of Molière’s comedy of manners, The Misanthrope. After much persuading, Serge agrees to a week-long rehearsal session where the two actors’ egos comes to the fore as they alternate between the lead role of Alceste and the supporting part of Philinte.
The clear love of the text, the scene stealing performance by Luchini and the sun-drenched landscapes breathes life into this 17th century play, making it relevant and accessible to modern audiences.
“An amiable French buddy comedy, Cycling With Molière is worth a ride.” New York Post