03.09.20 03-09-2021

Orestes in Mosul. The making-of NTGent

Beeld Docu Armin Smailovic Armin Smailovic
With the highly acclaimed theatre production 'Orestes in Mosul', Milo Rau made perhaps one of his most important works. Cameraman Daniel Demoustier followed Rau and his crew during their preparatory trip to Iraq and made a making-of documentary.
practical

general info

English, Dutch and Arabic spoken.


Subtitles in Dutch and English.

estimated duration

1h12

"Can a Greek tragedy help heal a burnt city?", asked The New York Times, following rehearsals for Orestes in Mosul in the Iraqi city itself (March 2019). Director Milo Rau travelled to Mosul with his cast and crew to stage his version of the Greek tragedy Oresteia. He sought out Iraqi actors, and recorded violent scenes in the war-torn city. An undertaking that sometimes led to fierce discussion. Cameraman Daniel Demoustier followed everything from closeby. His documentary contains footage of the play itself, the rehearsal process in Mosul, and interviews with the actors.

With Orestes in Mosul, Rau made one of his most important theatre plays, which received international acclaim. "A new standard for modern adaptations of classics", according to NRC Handelsblad. Its great strength lies in the painful parallels between Aeschylus' tragedy and the Syrian-Iraqi civil war so many centuries later.

Where an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth applies, one irrevocably ends up in a vicious circle of violence. Can it ever be stopped?

credits

with

Susana AbdulMajid, Bert Luppes, Marijke Pinoy, Elsie de Brauw, Risto Kübar, Johan Leysen, Saif Al-Taee, Mohamed Saalim, Suleik Salim Al-Khabbaz, Milo Rau, Khalid Rawi, Stefan Bläske, en anderen

a film by

Daniel Demoustier

camera

Moritz von Dungern, Daniel Demoustier

editing

Daniel Demoustier

colour grading

Joris Vertenten

sound

Ad Cominotto

direction assistant

Zoe Demoustier

Thomas Schoofs

production

NTGent

coproduction

Het Nederlands Theater Festival
TOON MEER
TOON MINDER
credits

with

Susana AbdulMajid , Bert Luppes , Marijke Pinoy , Elsie de Brauw , Risto Kübar , Johan Leysen , Saif Al-Taee, Mohamed Saalim, Suleik Salim Al-Khabbaz, Milo Rau , Khalid Rawi, Stefan Bläske , en anderen

a film by

Daniel Demoustier

camera

Moritz von Dungern, Daniel Demoustier

editing

Daniel Demoustier

colour grading

Joris Vertenten

sound

Ad Cominotto

direction assistant

Zoe Demoustier

Thomas Schoofs

production

NTGent

coproduction

Het Nederlands Theater Festival
practical

general info

English, Dutch and Arabic spoken.


Subtitles in Dutch and English.

estimated duration

1h12

ON TOUR

Thursday 24 June 2021
18u15
Poznan (Malta Festival/CK Zamek)

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