by Alexis Michalik (France, 2018, 2h08)

starring Thomas Solivérès, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner

Paris, December 1897. Thirty-year-old Edmond Rostand has produced nothing for two years. In desperation, he puts a proposal to the great Constant Coquelin: a new play in verse, a heroic comedy. The only problem is that as yet he has not written a line of text. Despite a multitude of difficulties, he sets about writing this play which no-one believes in and for which he has only come up with the title: Cyrano de Bergerac.