SIFF Cinema

SIFF Film Center
Simon Godwin directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash that follows two charming, dissolute young men from Restoration era London who have blown their fortunes but devised a new ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

Inspired by the real-life friendship between legendary filmmaker Eric Rohmer and actor Jocelyn Quivrin, this delightfully funny French comedy follows a young actor who hopes to become the next Bruce Willis style action hero until he meets a legendary independent filmmaker played by screen great Michael Lonsdale.