Cyrano de Bergerac (Peter Dinklage) is a man
ahead of his time, dazzling one and all with ferocious wordplay and brilliant swordplay. Except, that is, in matters of the heart, where his “unique physique” inhibits him.
He has yet to declare his feelings to the luminous Roxanne (Haley Bennett), but once she locks eyes with handsome King’s Guard recruit Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), it is love at first sight. Cyrano promises her that he will befriend and protect Christian – and soon learns that the young man doesn’t share his own gift with words. He encourages Christian to woo Roxanne with love letters which he, Cyrano, will write.
You can use this resource to plan an activity for your reading group. The questions explore themes around love, judging others, and the power of words.
Cyrano is out in cinemas in the UK on 25 February 2022.