A bare stage is the setting for Duras’ theatre of the interior, the disaster that predates all her writing and the story that she always returns to — the Indochina of colonial times, the Chinese lover, family madness, a criminal older brother and a mother who is Mother Courage, the maternal figure to whom one remains forever attached.
The heartrending and persistent music of Marguerite Duras’ memory film is far removed from Cinéma Paradiso and its wave of nostalgia. Welcome to Éden Cinéma, where she projects her reminiscence onto the screen in an impossible autobiography that fluctuates between restoration and deception. Brigitte Haentjens was destined to one day plunge into Duras’ dark continent. After Électre et Antigone, after Marie Stuart and Élizabeth I, after Mademoiselle Julie and the fiery author of Malina, this play features Suzanne, the other face of Marguerite and Brigitte, an encounter positioned at the apex of emotion and pain.
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR AND STAGE MANAGER
ANICK LA BISSONNIÈRE
MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN
CONSULTANT TO MOVEMENT
MAKE-UP ARTIST AND HAIR STYLIST