The 6th edition of the Cluj Interferences International Theatre Festival is slowly coming to an end. In the past six days, audiences could view various representations of war on stage, in line with the festival’s 2018 theme. One of the most popular events of the festival was the Russian Theatre-Festival Baltic House’s production of Macbeth, directed by on one of the leading theatre directors of our time, Luk Perceval. The performance was followed by a long conversation into the night, where audiences could engage in a dialogue with the creators. Luk Perceval compared his directions of Shakespeare’s works to a type of internal cinematic reel, in which the images creates by our own fantasy come to life merely relying on the power of the words uttered on staged.
On Tuesday evening, on the stage of the Cluj National Theatre, audiences had a chance to view the live performance of the main protagonist the Sorrentino film La Grande Bellezza, Toni Servillo, in a production put forth by Milan’s Piccolo Teatro. Elvira is based on the seven lessons that the French actor Louis Jouvet held at the Conservatoire National d’Art dramatique in Paris, during Nazi occupation.
Vaterland, directed by the head of the company, Csaba Horváth, was the Forte Company of Budapest’s the first visit and guest performance in Cluj. Based on the writings of Thomas Bernhard, the production focuses on how one coexists with the sins of the historic past.
On Thursday, November 29, alongside of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj’s performance of Illegitimate, audiences will be able to enjoy also Woyzeck, presented by the National Theatre of Budapest. On Friday, the last day of the festival, we close the event with the National Theatre of Greece’s production of Timon of Athens directed by Stathis Livathinos, and the Moscow Stanislavsky Electrotheatre’s Idiotology, which will take place in the Studio Hall. Tickets can be purchased online at www.biletmaster.ro, or at the theatre’s ticket office.