French theater in the spotlight. This Monday, May 30, took place the 33rd Night of Molières presented by comedian and master of ceremonies Alex Vizorek on the stage of the Folies Bergère, broadcast on television on France 3. A prestigious evening marked by the 400th anniversary of the birth of the playwright, born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, bringing together the big names in comedy in Paris.

Chaired by actress Isabelle Carré, who spoke about the movement

In terms of awards, the play As You Like It by William Shakespeare, directed by Léna Bréban won four trophies, including that of best actress in a private theater show for Barbara Schulz. While actress Clotilde Hesme (new HPI recruit on TF1) won the Molière for best actress in a public theater show for Stallone, comedian Vincent Dedienne won the Molière for humor for Un soir de gala . To remember also the Molière d’honneur awarded this year to Francis Weber.

While some stars were sacred on the stage of the Folies Bergère, others shone under the flashes of the photographers. Like Vanessa Paradis (named for the piece Maman) sublime on the arm of her husband Samuel Benchetrit, or even Laetitia Casta (named for the female revelation in Clara Haskil), absolutely divine in a tight dress. As a couple or solo, in evening dress and costume, here is an anthology of the stars of the Molières evening in our slideshow.