Cycling with Molière

Cycling with Molière

Cycling with Molière

French dramedy from the director of The Woman on the 6th Floor. TV heartthrob Gauthier (Lambert Wilson) travels to the rain-swept island Ile de Ré in order to convince his friend, reclusive actor Serge Tanneur (Luchini), to star in his production of Molière's infamous comedy of manners, The Misanthrope.

2013Rating: M104 minsFranceFrench and Italian with English subtitles
ComedyDramaWorld Cinema
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Time Out

Time Out

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For Francophiles of a literary bent, just hearing these two actors silkily unfurling their lines will be frisson enough

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The screenplay ultimately bears out Alceste's observations about treachery, selfishness and deceit, but with such charm and zest that their sting tickles more than it hurts.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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It is urbane and watchable, if occasionally flimsy and lightweight, often seeming to bowl aimlessly about, like the two leads on their rickety bicycles.

3.0
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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Lacks the roughness of real life, or even the expressiveness of cinema. It plays like theater-and dinner theater at that.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

The great Fabrice Luchini adds a caustic spark to this minor-key, putting-on-a-play comedy.

2.0
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IndieWire

IndieWire

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A refreshingly elegant and literate film

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A skillfully played, modern-day take on a French classic.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Beautifully performed by its two leads... a comic treat.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

For Francophiles of a literary bent, just hearing these two actors silkily unfurling their lines will be frisson enough

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The screenplay ultimately bears out Alceste's observations about treachery, selfishness and deceit, but with such charm and zest that their sting tickles more than it hurts.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is urbane and watchable, if occasionally flimsy and lightweight, often seeming to bowl aimlessly about, like the two leads on their rickety bicycles.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Lacks the roughness of real life, or even the expressiveness of cinema. It plays like theater-and dinner theater at that.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

The great Fabrice Luchini adds a caustic spark to this minor-key, putting-on-a-play comedy.

2.0
0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

A refreshingly elegant and literate film

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A skillfully played, modern-day take on a French classic.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Beautifully performed by its two leads... a comic treat.

4.0
0

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