About the film
opera theater director behind the scenes rehearsal stage play table read
Patrice Chéreau, Pascal Greggory, une autre solitude
Release Date: January 30, 1996
|Production Companies||:||CNC, Azor Film, Ministère de la Culture et de la Francophonie, Vega Film, La Sept-Arte, Odéon Théâtre de l'Europe, Salzburger Festspiele|
|Producers||:||Patrice Chéreau, Bernard Verley|
A look at the entire process of creating and developing Patrice Chéreau’s third staging of "In the Solitude of Cotton Fields" by Bernard Marie Koltès with Pascal Greggory and Chéreau himself. From the first reading around the table through the first contact with the performance space, rehearsals and lighting to opening night, the entire creative process unfurls in front of our eyes. The film shows us the evolving and ongoing dialogue between Greggory and Chéreau, a dialogue full of crises and magical moments of harmony and insight via which the truth, intensity, complexity, mystery and depth of Koltès’ text gradually emerge to form an implicit bond between these two men. The film also shows Chéreau directing rehearsals for Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" in Salzburg, revealing both the unity of and profound differences between his opera and theater work.