Theatre in cinema
A prestigious stage, four timeless shows... the Comédie-Française invites audiences to experience the most enthralling stories in cinemas. From passion and betrayal to mistaken identities, deception and stratagems... the Troupe will embark you on a journey through the great classics of theatre on the big screen.
Upon his return from the Trojan War, Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, his wife, and Aegisthus, her lover. Seven years later, after a long exile, Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returns to Argos. He and his sister, Electra, decide to avenge their father's murder and dethrone the usurper who resigns at Clytemnestra's side. The young woman urges her brother to take their revenge further by killing their mother…BOOKING
Raymonde Chandebise suspects her husband is being unfaithful. She sets a trap for him by inviting him anonymously to a rendezvous at the Minet-Galant hotel. Mr Chandebise responds to the invitation by sending his faithful friend Tournel, unaware that the hotel porter, Poche, is his lookalike. The hotel subsequently becomes the scene of a gigantic farce where the mechanics of mistaken identities, lies and deception run out of control without anyone able to make it all stop...BOOKING
Octave and Léandre's amorous intentions are thwarted by two authoritarian fathers who have just returned from a trip with determined to marry their sons to two strangers. They young men turn to the wily Scapin for help, placing their fate in his hands…BOOKING
The story is that of a young Parisian whose parents have found a good match for him, a count's daughter. But when he goes to visit her, the handsome boy - whose Parisian manners are far removed from the rules of decorum that reign in the provinces - cannot open his heart to his lovely intended. Stung, the latter decides to teach him a lesson for his arrogance…BOOKING