- David Clavel
- Performed by
- Maël Besnard, David Clavel, Emmanuelle Devos, Valérie De Dietrich, Daniel Martin, Anne Suarez
Portraying the twists and turns of a family reunion, L’Heure bleue [The Blue Hour] depicts the burden of memories, silences and misunderstandings. At the heart of this tragedy of things left unsaid lies a formidable cast of actors and the singular presence of Emmanuelle Devos.
The play is set in a family home tucked away among oak and chestnut trees on the side of a hill, at the top of a waterfall. It is to this rambling old house, with its many corridors, staircases, dark corners and secrets, that a man returns to his past, with his wife and baby, to visit his brother, sister, mother-in-law and sick father. In the space of a day, all the family ties are reshuffled, setting in motion an intimate revolution which will affect everyone.
As a platform for an emotive, understated theatre, where the action serves to shed light on feelings incubating deep below the surface, L’Heure bleue is a play about love and truth, in which freedom and submission weave the threads of tragedy. Just like at a certain time of day, when nature appears to be of a single colour, but with countless nuances, the buried feelings of the past start to resurface. Everything that is never or hardly ever discussed, is revealed. The scene turns into a rare place, a land of confessions.