The expansive talent of Patrice Chéreau over the past four decades has earned him plaudits and prestige in the international arena from theater to opera to cinema. Following the worldwide success of Queen Margot in 1994 and Intimacy in 1999, his new film, Gabriele, opens this fall. But Chéreau is as passionate as ever about theatre and literature. This new film coincides with his directorial return to the stage with a much-awaited Cosi fan tutte, and his own performance of a stripped-down reading of Notes from Underground, Dostoyevsky's diatribe to a generation living on borrowed time. A voice and a presence alone on a bare stage -- the roots of theatre. In French with English supertitles. Presented as part of the ACT French festival.