Molière

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Molière
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Tirard’s sprightly, fun and clever film plays like a Gallic Shakespeare in Love, though it portrays the playwright, whose real name was Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Duris), as more of a victim – albeit a game and resourceful one. Set in 1658, Poquelin looks back on his days as a debtridden actor, manager and provincial comedian. The theatrical games that Tirard and co-writer Grégoire Vigneron play offer a light, witty and populist satire on period manners, courtly flummery, romantic entanglement, mimicry, identity and selfdelusion (Wally Hammond).

 

In French with English subtitles

When: 4 Aug; 8pm

Where: Alliance Française de Singapour

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Molière details

Length: 120 minutes

Country of origin: France

Year of production: 2007

Director: Laurent Tirard

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

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