CLASSICS, FESTIVALS & SERIES, SPECIAL SCREENINGS
138 mins in French with EN subs
FRA | 1990 | dir. Jean Rappeneau, with Gérard Depardieu, Vincent Pérez, Anne Brochet | new print | Closing night
Depardieu excels as the seventeenth-century Gascon swordsman and braggart whose unsightly nose prevents him from confessing his love to his cousin Roxane. Showered with awards throughout the world, Rappeneau’s film is a genuine cinematic triumph, as visually as it is verbally dazzling: the grace and pace of Rostand’s text is matched by the energetic camera-work, elegant mise-en-scène and faultlessly choreographed battle scenes.
Followed by a Q&A with director Jean-Paul Rappeneau