Une affaire d'âme

Bergman's one-act play in rare stage production directed by Myriam Saduis. The performance was awarded "Best staging of the year" in the 2008 Belgian Critics' awards.

Une affaire d'âme

Bergman's one-act play in rare stage production directed by Myriam Saduis. The performance was awarded "Best staging of the year" in the 2008 Belgian Critics' awards.

Theâtre Ocean Nord
Brussels

Text

Jean-Marie Wynants of Le soir praised the performance:

In the staging of Ingmar Bergman's text, Myriam Saduis never tries to imitate his cinematographic universe. On the contrary, she highlights all complexity, ambiguity, suffering, but also, and that is a great triumph for the spectacle ? the humour. In view of that, the two actresses does not hesitate to step further and further into foolishness, before the text through constant pirouettes bring us back into melancholy and bitterness.

We know to what extent Woody Allen admires the work of the Swedish author and director, even though some people still is surprised of this admiration. Here one understands it perfectly. Far from letting us disappear into depression, A Spiritual Matter agitates; makes us dream, but also laugh, very often. Ahead of her dead man Victoria settles down: 'I am talking to my dead husband. For the first time during twenty years of marriage, he is obliged to listen to me.' It is Bergman, although one could swear to that it was written of Woody Allen.

Sources

  • Jean-Marie Wynants, Le Soir 11 September, 2008.

Collaborators

  • Myriam Saduis, Director
  • Xavier Lauwers, Lighting design
  • Jean-Luc Plouvier, Musical arrangement
  • Marian Handwerker, Projections
  • Aurore Depré, Assistant director
  • Stéphanie Kinet, Assistant designer
  • Vincent Fournier, Translation
  • Anne-Sophie de Bueger
  • Florence Hebbelynck