CERN CinéClub - 19.12.2013 - Performances (Forestillinger)

Thursday 19.12.2013 at 20:00 in the CERN Council Chamber  - Episodes 5 and 6

directed by Per Fly (Denmark, 2007)

Forestillinger (Performances) is a Danish TV series in six parts by ex-Dogma director Per Fly.  Performances revolves around Marko, the charismatic stage director who revolutionised Danish theatre in the 1990s.  The story takes place during the rehearsals of his adaptation of Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare. "6 weeks, 6 persons, 6 realities" is the common  caption for the six episodes that  make up Forestillinger.  Each episode shows how the preparation process is experienced by one of the main characters.  Forestillinger is not one story told from the point of view of different characters, it’s a completely different story every time.  The six characters live in separate realities, although they believe to share just one.  Forestillinger shows that the world is not black and white, and that there are as many parallel realities as there are people. With a compelling cast and impeccable rigour, Forestillinger is an amazing tribute to the complexity and richness of the human experience.