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Festival du film de Sarlat 2018: Edmond Alexis Michalik, the big winner

with the Aura even before its release in theatres. Edmond , the film adapted from the play the triumph of Alexis Michalik, received three awards at the film festival of Sarlat. The 27th edition was hailed as the first feature-length film of the director, who tells of the creation of Cyrano de Bergerac him attribuantles trophies for best film, prize of the students award and the best film awarded by the jury of young people.

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Waited for the 9 January in the conference hall, the film explores with humor and a breakneck pace the adventures of Edmond Rostand, still a young author and stage director, who is busy writing a play in which nobody believes any more: Cyrano de Bergerac . Alexis Michalik has this story in mind since 10 years: “It is something that I’ve had the time to bring to maturation, î he told the Figaro , in June 2017, then in full preparation of the project.

It is up to the young prodigy Thomas Solivérès to embody Edmond Rostand against Olivier Gourmet in the role of Constant Coquelin, the famous actor who founded the theatre in the role of Cyrano in 1897. Mathilde Seigner, Tom Leeb or Clémentine Célarié complete the casting. The film is an adaptation of his play rewarded, in 2017, by not less than five Molières and the price Beaumarchais the best author. Last June, the room was the bar from the 500e.

For the film, the director of the 34-year-old has already made several short films, including the poignant Friday Night in which he tells of the wandering agonizing of a woman in search of her daughter 18 years of age in a city hit by terrorist attacks that have engulfed Paris. Thirteen minutes to reflect on the tragedy of November 13, 2015.

For the rest of the winners, the jury has also retained the provision of Camille Chamoux in the first film by Patrick Cassir, First Holiday (in theaters on 2 January), as well as that of Jacques Gamblin in The Incredible Story of the Postman Cheval of Niels Tavernier, who comes out on 16 January.

trailer for First Holiday

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