COLLECTION OF THEATRE FILMS - The Forest

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A fierce and lyrical farce, The Forest is one of the most popular plays in Russia.
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Presentation

Presented by Marie Labory (ARTE Journal)
With the presence of Martine Chevallier, sociétaire de la Comédie-Française

A fierce and lyrical farce, The Forest is one of the most popular plays in Russia, the story of a world imagined by an author from the 19th century which finds a powerful echo in the 21st. Beyond the satire, this text is an ode to actors everywhere. An extraordinary director of actors, Arnaud Desplechin is working here with some of the best, the troupe of the Comédie-Française, who have often performed this play, and gives a unique adaptation of this great satirical comedy.

Martine Chevallier
In the mid-70s, Martine Chevallier trained at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique under the guidance of Antoine Vitez. There, she was awarded a 1st and 2nd prizes. She joined the Comédie-Française as a pensionnaire on the 1st November 1986, and became its 478th sociétaire on the 1st January 1988. Martine Chevallier is an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Distribution

A fiction by Arnaud Desplechin
After the play of Alexandre Ostrovski

With the Comédie-Française troupe
Nicolas Silberg, Claude Mathieu, Martine Chevallier,
Michel Favory, Christian Blanc, Denis Podalydès,
Laurent Stocker, Michel Vuillermoz, Loïc Corbery,
Adeline d'Hermy et Michel Robin

Production

Coproduction ARTE France, Comédie-Française, Maïa Cinéma

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