Edmond Rostand’s swashbuckling tale of misplaced love has been transported to the crowded slums of Caracas. There, amid poverty, corruption and murder, Cyrano Fernandez pines for the impossibly beautiful Roxana, crafting unsent declarations of love between stints of ghostwriting for a local rapper. Everything changes with the arrival of young Cristian, who, while challenging Cyrano for Roxana’s affection, inadvertently sparks a gang war. CYRANO FERNANDEZ suggests that honour and chivalry are not dead yet — you just need to look harder, and in unexpected places, to find them.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1966, Alberto Arvelo graduated in art history and began his filmmaking career in 1983 with an experimental feature, SONG OF THE MOUNTAIN. Among his other films: CANDLES IN THE MIST (1985), ONE LIFE AND TWO TRAILS (1997, in competition at the Montreal World Film Festival), LA HOZ Y EL FORASTERO (1998), A HOUSE WITH A VIEW OF THE SEA (2000, also shown at the MWFF), HABANA, HABANA (2004) and TO PLAY AND FIGHT (2006, at the MWFF as well).
Director :Alberto Arvelo
Script :Alberto Arvelo
Photography :Cezary Jaworski
Editor :Paco Bellot
Cast :Edgar Ramirez, Pastor Oviedo, Jessika Grau, Ximo Solano, Rafael Uribe
- Here’s the schedule for the screening of Cyrano Fernandez at the Festival Montreal:
- August 26, 2008 • 21:30:00 • CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 12 • L12.26.6 • Espagnol s.t.a.
- September 01, 2008 • 19:20:00 • CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 12 • L12.01. •Espagnol s.t.a.
- Source:Festival Montreal