Coproduction: NT Gent (Gent, Belgium) – Het Nederlands Theater Festival (Netherlands)
November 22 20:00 - Horizons
Duration: 1h 13’In English, Dutch and Arabic with English subtitles.
Available until: 23 Nov., 8 pm
Age recommendation: 18+
Susana Abdul Majid
Elsie de Brauw
Coproduction: Het Nederlands Theater Festival
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
With Orestes in Mosul, Milo Rau made perhaps one of his most important works, acclaimed in the international press. Documentary maker Daniel Demoustier followed him on two preparatory trips to Mosul: this resulted in 'Orestes in Mosul: The Making Of'
Can a Greek tragedy help heal a scarred city? New York Times wondered, on the occasion of the rehearsals of Orestes in Mosul (March 2019). It's one of the questions that was fiercely debated in Mosul, just as some of the sensitive scenes in the play led to discussions between the Iraqi actors, the European and Milo Rau himself. The documentary also includes images of the performance itself, the rehearsal process in Mosul, interviews with actors and some local incidents.