Journalist but above all screen-writer, Stéphane Ly-Cuong is currently filming his third short film, a musical, in which he brings together some great actors from musical theatre.
Starring, Jérôme Pradon (who plays the role of one of the lovers, before he is due to play the part of Javert in “Les Misérables” in London for six months), Grégori Baquet (Roméo et Juliette), Barbara Scaff (Les Années Twist), Anthony Rapp(who came from New York, especially to take part), Laurent Ban (Notre Dame de Paris), Alexandre Bonstein (Cats), Sinan (Ali Baba). Stéphane Ly-Cuong linked a festive theme, with the music of Patrick Laviosa, to memories and mourning. François ( a 40 year old) tells his young lover Nicolas (a 20 year old) the feelings of the Seventies, the joys and the unconcerns, before the appearance of AIDS. Beyond nostalgia, which could seem anecdotal, “Paradisco” is a reflection on tolerance and difference, whether from age, gender or race. This film finished shooting at the end of April in Paris, fitting perfectly into the political news marked by the optimistic fight for the safeguarding of our freedom. We will give it our full attention when it comes out after the summer holidays.
& Laurent Doucet de Courtuy