Warning, misleading title: shot in July 2020 just after the first confinement, Guermantes is not an enormous film adaptation of a tome of the monumental work de Proust, nor even the recording of the play that Christophe Honoré presented a dozen times later before the places of culture were closed again. But a wild film with and by part of the ComÃ © die-FranÃ§aise troupe. Savage ? Truly ? In French? Aren’t we a little too emphatic? Yes, if we consider that this long film of two and nineteen hours has infiltrated inadvertently and almost without his knowledge, in the job super busy time for a film director-writer. How is it possible ? Meetings and explanations under the roof of the office without Internet, neither wi-fi, nor telephone, by Christophe Honoré, because “an office is made to work”.
He actually invited himself unexpectedly, and actually called himself first. Unexpected! We rehearsed Guermantes, adapted from the Guermantes side, and after three weeks, the first confinement was declared, we were each locked up at itself, without any assurance that the spectacle can exist. During this period, there was a very strange moment when France TÃ © visions was afraid of running out of programs. Its management informed Eric Ruf [the administrator of the ComÃ © die-FranÃ§aise] that a recording of the play would be welcome. I râ ?? ¦