ENMITY. THERE IS SOMETHING SOOTHING IN GIVING PEOPLE AN OBJECT OF THEIR HATRED

Dușmănie. E ceva vindecător în a le da oamenilor un obiect al urii lor

written and directed by Gabriel Sandu / video: Ana Cârlan / music: Xenti Runceanu / cast: Rodica Mandache, Istvan Teglas, Edith Alibec / light design: Ștefan Vasilescu / set design: Raluca Alexandrescu

Where: TEATRELLI, Bucharest

Premiered: October 2020

About:

“ENMITY. THERE IS SOMETHING SOOTHING IN GIVING PEOPLE AN OBJECT OF THEIR HATRED”, written and directed by Gabriel Sandu, it is an interdisciplinary show about the need for intimacy, belonging and the desire to control the story about ourselves, which we pass on to others.

The show brings to the fore three contradictory characters, linked together by a traumatic past.

Alina is an ambitious young documentary filmmaker, for whom there are no limits when it comes to her own film, realizes that she has an unmissable subject when she meets Ioana, a member of the former secrete police (securitate), who does, with serenity, hallucinatory statements in front of the camera, but also her nephew, Andrei, an old child, with a lot of artistic talent, who lives completely isolated next to his grandmother.

Things take an unexpected turn when the film gains massive visibility, and the lives of the three characters will be changed for good.

With a powerful video component, the show questions how true and how fictional it is in the documentary genre and explores what happens on an individual level when complicated stories are presented to the public in a simplified or even manipulative way.

Reviews:
“Surprisingly dynamic show, where memories, hopes and actions are crashed when you less expect them to be.”

Nona Rapotan, Bookhub