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Kornél Mundruczó / Proton Theatre


Kornél Mundruczo is a renowned Hungarian filmmaker whose films regularly bear away the palm at prestigious European festivals. Since 2003 he has also been active in theatre. His performances are characterized by distressing themes in a hyperrealistic and intimate setting. Dementia takes place in a well-known hospital in Hungary which was forced to close down. The building fell into decay, yet a few demented patients were left behind on the third floor. Mundruczó also confronts us here with existential questions :how does society have to deal with the growing number of patients with dementia ? Why should we help them if they are going to die anyway ? He expands these questions to themes such as humanity and spirituality. Tough but touching.

29.11 Kornél Mundruczó + Doris Uhlich + See you next time: € 30

* Kortrijk: 27.11 - 19:00h

DIRECTOR Kornél Mundruczó / AVEC Ervin Nagy (Bartonek), Roland Rába (Dr. Szatmáry), Kata Wéber (Dóra, nurse), Lili Monori (Mercédesz Sápi), Balázs Temesvári (Henrik Holényi), Orsi Tóth (Lady Oci), Gergó Bánki (Lukács), László Katona (Dentist) / DRAMATURGY Viktória Petrányi, Gábor Thury / SET, COSTUMES Márton Ágh / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Zsófia Csató / MUSIC János Szemenyei / PRODUCER Dóra Büki / PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Ágota Kiss / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, LIGHT DESIGNER András Eltetó / SOUND TECHNICIAN Zoltán Belényesi / LIGHT TECHNICIAN Zoltán Rigó / VIDEO Zoltán Gyorgyovics / PROP MASTER Gergely Nagy / DRESSER Melinda Domán / PRODUCTION Proton Theatre / COPRODUCTION HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin / Théâtre National de Bordeaux en Aquitaine / HELLERAU -European Center for the Arts, Dresden / Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest / Festival De Keuze - Rotterdamse Schouwburg / Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen / Spielart Festival, Munich / Festival Automne en Normandie, Rouen / Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Lisbonne / Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main / KunstenFestivalDesArts, Bruxelles House on Fire is co-produced by NXTSTP project, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union / In partnership with Novart Biennale of Arts

Duration: 115 min

Location: Villeneuve d'Ascq - La rose des vents