Vivian Nielsen

Breaking the Waves

based on the movie by Lars von Trier

Online tickets:

január
5
Friday
20:00
február
21
Wednesday
20:00

Studio
RO
EN
18
1h 40' without intermission

Bess
Anikó Pethő
 
Jan
Ervin Szűcs
 
Dodo
Gizella Kicsid
 
Minister
Attila Orbán
 
Dr. Richardson
Balázs Bodolai
 
Bess' Mother
Júlia Laczó
 
Terry
Ferenc Sinkó
 
Pitts
András Buzási
 
William
Gábor Viola
 
Examiner
Loránd Farkas
 
Singer
Loránd Váta

directed by
Tom Dugdale
 
dramaturg
Eszter Biró
 
set and costume design
Carmencita Brojboiu
 
original music by
Tom Dugdale
 
dramaturg's assistant
Réka Biró, Katalin Deák
 
stage manager
Zsolt Györffy
Date of the opening: April 02, 2015

Simple, faithful Bess should love God above all else. But Bess dares to share her love with Jan, an outsider whom she passionately marries and begins a happy life with. When Jan suffers a devastating accident, Bess engages in a series of self-sacrifices that she believes have the power to save Jan’s life. Set in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands, Lars von Trier’s 1996 cult film, Breaking the Waves, shocked the film world. Its stark landscapes and naked aesthetics offered no answers, only questions. Why do we turn our backs on the weakest? When does conformity become suffocation? And wouldn’t you say that faith is a feeling, not just a word?
There is no other film I can think of where the performances threaten so violently, so gracefully, to puncture the cinematic frame and become real.

Tom Dugdale