Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

#66 OBSESSION

AFTER THE FILM BY LUCHINO VISCONTI
In English, with French surtitles

[EN] Luchino Visconti’s first feature Ossessione (1943) gave rise to Italian neorealism, a film movement that focuses on the struggle for survival of the poor working class in economically and politically difficult times. The stories are unpolished and raw and are always filmed on location.

Gino, an attractive vagrant, stops at a small roadside restaurant and petrol station which is run by Giovanna and Giuseppe. Giovanna is unhappy and trapped in a loveless marriage with an older man in order to escape a life of poverty. She and Gino start a passionate love affair and together they secretly plot to murder her husband.

The role of Gino will be played by Jude Law whose stage credits include Henry V, Hamlet, Anna Christie as well as on the big screen Sherlock, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Side Effects and has proven himself to be one of the most important actors of his generation.

This special international production in cooperation with the Barbican will open in London in April 2017. The cast will include both British and Toneelgroep, Amsterdam actors. The play will be performed entirely in English.

Obsession is Ivo van Hove’s fourth project based on works by Visconti and the fourth production presented at the Théâtres de la Ville, with After the Rehearsal/ Persona in 2013 and two this season alone with his French version of A View from the Bridge and now Obsession. The huge success of his Antigone last season with Juliette Binoche, also co-produced by the Barbican and Théâtres de la Ville, has strengthened the link between the two venues even further as they join forces yet again to create a truly special international production.

[FR] Obsession est à la fois le quatrième projet d’Ivo van Hove inspiré par des films de Visconti et sa quatrième production présentée aux Théâtres de la Ville après, en 2013, After the Rehearsal/Persona; la saison dernière, Antigone avec Juliette Binoche; et en cette saison 2016-2017 sa version française de Vu du Pont.

Premier long-métrage de Luchino Visconti, Ossessione (1943), a donné naissance au néoréalisme italien, un mouvement cinématographique mettant l’accent sur la lutte pour sa survie de la classe ouvrière pauvre en des temps économiquement et politiquement difficiles.

Dans le restaurant d’une station d’essence le long d’une grand-route, Giovanna, sa tenancière, est malheureuse, prise au piège de son mariage sans amour avec Giuseppe, un homme plus âgé qu’elle, épousé pour échapper à la pauvreté. Surgit alors Gino, un clochard séduisant. C’est le coup de foudre. Ils décident d’assassiner le mari.

Le rôle de Gino sera joué par Jude Law, dont l’expérience est aussi solide au théâtre (Henry V, Hamlet, Anna Christie) que sur grand écran (Sherlock, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Side Effects). Il s’est imposé comme l'un des acteurs les plus importants de sa génération. 

[DIS] 

Conceived and directed by Ivo van Hove
Set design and lighting Jan Versweyveld
Adaptation and Dramaturgy Jan Peter Gerrits
English language version Simon Stephens
Video Tal Yarden
Composer Eric Sleichim
Sound Design Tom Gibbons
Costumes An d’Huys
With Jude Law, Robert de Hoog, Chukwudi Iwuji, Aysha Kala, Halina Reijn, Gijs Scholten van Aschat

Produced by the Barbican Theatre Productions Limited and Toneelgroep Amsterdam
Co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions
Supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Vendredi 23 JUIN 2017 à 20h00 (tickets)
Samedi 24 JUIN 2017 à 15h00(tickets)
Samedi 24 JUIN 2017 à 20h00 (tickets)
Dimanche 25 JUIN 2017 à 17h00(tickets)

DURÉE inconnue, spectacle en création

Introduction to the play by Janine Goedert half an hour before every performance (in English)

Adultes 25 €, 20 €, 15 € / Jeunes 8 € / Kulturpass bienvenu

Lieu: Grand Théâtre / Grande Salle

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