Ariane Mnouchkine: The Castaways of the Fol Espoir

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Mar 1, 2018
Mar 1, 2018

Thursday 1 | 10:30am | Elebash Recital Hall

France | 2014 | 290 minutes | directed by Ariane Mnouchkine
French with English Subtitles

The world-renown theatre director Ariane Mnouckine and her mythical “Theatre de Soleil” embark on another journey, loosely based on a novel by Jules Verne. Her illustrious international ensemble of actors tell the tale of an early 20th century movie production, a collaboration between the filmmakers and the cabaret group of “Le Fol Espoir” (“The Mad Hope”).  Blending various theatre and old-cinematographic acting styles, Mnouchkine’s is an optimistic and elaborate political fable, and a reflection on a century of moving images.


Ariane Mnouchkine (born 3 March 1939) is a French stage director. She founded the Parisian avant-garde stage ensemble Théâtre du Soleil in 1964. She has written and directed 1789 (1974) and Molière (1978), and in 1989, she directed La Nuit Miraculeuse. She holds a Chair of Artistic Creation at the Collège de France, an Honorary Degree in Performing Arts from the University of Rome III, awarded in 2005 and an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Oxford University, awarded 18 June 2008.

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