In 1998, Shakespeare in Love was released – a fictional story about how William Shakespeare’s personal love affair inspired him to write the classic play Romeo and Juliet. Now, some 20 years later, Alexis Michalik delivers us the Oscar-winning film’s French counterpart, Cyrano, My Love. It’s the true story of French playwright Edmond Rostand, as he writes the very successful 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac.
December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great Constant Coquelin a new play, a heroic comedy, in verse, for the holidays. Only concern: it is not written yet. Ignoring the whims of actresses, the demands of his Corsican producers, the jealousy of his wife, the stories of his best friend's heart and the lack of enthusiasm of all those around him, Edmond starts writing this piece which nobody believes. For now, he has only the title: "Cyrano de Bergerac".
Awards 2019: César Awards: Nominated for Best Production Design & Best Costume Design.