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The Romance of Astrea and Celadon Details

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Acclaimed French filmmaker Eric Rohmer adapts author Honoré d'Urfé's classic 17th century novel to craft this morally complex tale of romance concerning a young couple about to be betrothed, but driven apart by a tragic misunderstanding. Celadon (Andy Gillet) and Astrea (Stéphanie Crayencour) are deeply in love. Each has vowed that they want to spend the rest of their lives together, but their future union is suddenly thrown into question when one day on the riverbank Astrea sees Celadon kissing another woman. Subsequently banning Celadon from her sight forever, the inconsolable Astrea is horrified to discover that Celadon has attempted to take his own life by leaping into the river after learning of the decree; fortunately, he was saved at the last minute by an upper-crust young woman (Véronique Reymond) who wants to possess him. Desperate to win Astrea back, Celadon accepts the advice of a druid priest and his niece, who convince him to dress in drag, pose as a woman, and strike up a friendship with Astrea. Before long, the two are kissing, holding hands, and napping together -- with Astrea little recognizing her new "best friend"'s real gender or identity. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 2, 2007

Cast

Andy Gillet
as Céladon
Stéphanie Crayencour
as Astrée
Cecile Cassel
as Léonide
Véronique Reymond
as Galathée
Rosette
as Sylvie
Jocelyn Quivrin
as Lycidas
Rodolphe Pauly
as Hylas
Mathilde Mosnier
as Phillis
Serge Renko
as Adamas
Arthur Dupont
as Semyre
Alain Libolt
as Narrator

Crew

Eric Rohmer
Director
Honoré d'Urfé
Producer
Philippe Liégeois
Producer
Jean-Michel Rey
Producer
Francoise Etchegaray
Producer
Honoré d'Urfé
Book Author
Eric Rohmer
Screenwriter
Diane Baratier
Cinematographer
Jean-Louis Valero
Composer (Music Score)
Mary Stephen
Editor
Jerôme Pouvaret
Production Designer
Christian Paumier
Production Designer
Marie Dos Santos
Production Designer
Valerio de Paolis
Co-producer
Enrique Gonzalez Macho
Co-producer
Pierre-Jean Larroque
Costume Designer
Pascal Ribier
Sound/Sound Designer
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