Cyrano, My Love (Edmond)

Cyrano, My Love (Edmond)

Cyrano, My Love (Edmond)

In this French-Belgian dramedy, a penniless young playwright convinces a major talent to lead his new production at Christmas, but he hasn't yet written a word. Directed by Alexis Michalik, who adapts it from his stage play of the same name.

2018Rating: PG, Nudity & sexual references113 minsFrance, BelgiumFrench and Russian with English subtitles
ComedyDramaTrue Story & BiographyWorld Cinema

Cyrano, My Love (Edmond) / Reviews

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Imbued with an airless blend of buoyant comedy and soap-operatic backstage drama...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

As backstage movies go, this isn't as profound as Topsy Turvy but it's almost as much fun as Shakespeare in Love.

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Variety

Variety

"Cyrano, My Love" attempts to give the "Shakespeare in Love" treatment to the timeless French play "Cyrano de Bergerac," with shamelessly derivative yet undeniably entertaining results.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

[A] brisk, funny, sneakily poignant love letter to words, plays, playwrights and actors.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Concealing its lack of substance beneath a carapace of froth and a cascade of famous characters (with Clémentine Célarié making a magnificent Sarah Bernhardt), "Cyrano, My Love" trips along happily enough.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Generally, Michalik manages to advance the various story strands persuasively, and with a lot of energy.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

This isn't strictly how the most widely performed French play of all time came to be, but filmgoers should be happy to buy into this fast-paced fantasy.

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