- According to
- Maurice Pialat, Arlette Langmann
- Laurent Ziserman
- Performed by
- Magali Bonat, Benoît Martin, Savannah Rol, Laurent Ziserman
WINNER OF THE CÉLEST’1 2019 MAQUETTES PRIZE
ANA, standing for À nos amours, the famous film by Maurice Pialat, now brought to the stage by actor and director Laurent Ziserman. An intense and physical family huis-clos and winner of the Prix Célest’1 2019 – Maquettes prize.
Father, mother, son and daughter, 17-year-old Suzanne. The father dies suddenly, leaving Suzanne stranded between a domineering brother and hysterical mother. À nos amours is a cult French film from the early 1980s, starring Sandrine Bonnaire, which plunges audiences into the intimacy of a family struck by the whirlwinds of love, mourning, violence and desire. “À nos amours, more than so many plays in my opinion, offers an admirable and terrible dramatic narrative of family neuroses,” explains Laurent Ziserman, who has drawn inspiration from this timeless cinematic oeuvre to create a show filled with vibrancy and tenderness. There are no sentimental or psychological motives, but rather physical impulses that give rise to scenes in which the full force of truth erupts. Blows, shouts, cries and laughter… and the almost permanent expression of brutal, unexpected and dazzling emotion. Just like in real life.