“It’s magnificent”, the new film by Clovis Cornillac, shot in Lyon

Clovis Cornillac returns with his new film: “It’s Magnificent”. A comedy shot in Lyon, in the summer of 2019.

What if we looked at life differently?“, this is the ambition of “It’s Magnificent”, the new film by Clovis Cornillac. A colorful then faded comedy, shot in different locations in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

As soon as I return to Lyon, I am happy.“, Clovis Cornillac confided yesterday on the antenna of BFM Lyon. Very attached to his hometown, the actor and director from Lyon was passing through the capital of Gaul on April 28 and 29. In question: the presentation of his new film in preview, in Bellecour, Confluence and Bron cinemas.

A comedy shot in Lyon

As Lyon Capitale anticipated at the time, Clovis Cornillac was looking for extras in June 2019 for the shooting of this feature film. A film that takes place in the Rhône and in particular in Lyon, in the Confluence and Old Lyon districts. Some scenes were also shot in the towns of the city, in particular in Bron, La Mulatière, Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, or even in the Villeurbanne studio. Haute-Savoy is also honored in certain passages.


The underlying idea is that what matters is not what we are, but what we become.

Clovis Cornillac


A comedy that… fades

The Story: Barely forty-year-old Pierre, played by Clovis Cornillac, has always preferred to stay away from the world’s messes. He is used to spending his time among his bees and his hibiscus. His world changes when his parents disappear: he discovers that he has been adopted. Thus begins a new life for Pierre, who must learn to survive in a modern and unknown society. Determined to unravel the mystery of his origins, he crosses paths with Anna, played by Alice Pol. Moved by this character like no other, she agrees to help him. But as you continue to investigate him, Pierre… will vanish.

“I was full”

A main character who loses color throughout the film: the brainchild of Lilou Fogli and Tristan Schulmann, the co-writers of Clovis Cornillac. “I was excited! I thought it had a connection to the history of cinema. It turns sepia, then black and white, and finally translucent.“, explains Clovis Cornillac, adding that “The underlying idea is that what matters is not what we are, but what we become.“.

“It’s Magnificent” was selected at the Alpe d’Huez Festival and the Angoulême Festival in 2021. It will be in theaters on June 1.

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