Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2012
Rabih Mroué & Lina Saneh 33 tours et quelques secondes


Rabih Mroué & Lina Saneh 33 tours et quelques secondes

TU 22.05.2012 20:30 premiere
WE 23.05.2012 20:30
TH 24.05.2012 20:30
FR 25.05.2012 20:30
FR 25.05.2012 22:30
SA 26.05.2012 20:30

The last weeks of a Lebanese activist re-enacted

A young Lebanese man ends his life. In his farewell letter, he asserts that his death is a personal act and cannot to be used for political purposes. Rabih Mroué and Lina Saneh, who work as writers, directors and actors in Beirut but are known around the globe, invite us to follow the final days of this imaginary character, as well as the reactions to his suicide. They reconstruct his bedroom where everything continues to live, vibrate and communicate: his television, answerphone, Facebook page, printer etc. This world no longer has any need of a human presence to operate or to create history; information continues to pour out unperturbed… In this semidocumentary show being premiered at the festival, the artistic pair ponder the political paralysis in Lebanon, a country where no spark seems to have been lit by the fire of the Arab revolution. What does this inability to react mean? Can an act of despair like this revive any hope of change in such a divided nation?

Haute Visite on 23/05 at 21:45

Written & directed by: Rabih Mroué & Lina Saneh
Assisted by: Sarmad Louis
Director of photography: Sarmad Louis
Assistance to the director of photography & production: Petra Serhal
Scenography & graphic design: Samar Maakaron
Technical assistance: Thomas Köppel
Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Beursschouwburg
Production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts
Co-production: Festival d’Avignon, Scene nationale de Petit-Quevilly – Mont-Saint-Aignan, Festival delle Colline Torinesi (Torino), La Bâtie – Festival de Geneve, Kampnagel (Hamburg), Association Libanaise pour les Arts Plastiques, Ashkal Alwan (Beyrouth), steirischer herbst (Graz), Malta Festival (Pozna´n), Stage – Helsinki Theatre Festival, Théâtre de l’Agora, Scene Nationale d’Evry et de l’Essonne