Ciné-Club – Molière

Directors: Laurent Tirard, Ariane Mnouchkine

Casting: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante, Edouard Baer

France – 120 min

In 1657, playwright/actor Molière returns to Paris after touring the kingdom of France with his theatrical troupe, having been given a theater in the capital by the King. One day, a young lady asks him to follow her to the deathbed of her mother…

The film goes back thirteen years earlier, when Molière was running a troupe, albeit unsuccessfully. Fortunately, his debt was paid off by Monsieur Jourdain, a rich man who asks Molière to help him rehearse a one-act play he had written, intended for seducing a beautiful bright young widow, Célimène.

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