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A compelling play exploring love and death. Duras's 1982 psychological thriller focuses on an unnamed man who hires a woman to spend several weeks with him in a hotel by the sea, hoping to experience love. She may only visit him at night, and cannot speak to him unless invited to.

Katie Mitchell, one of the world's most influential and iconoclastic theatre makers, presents her own uncompromising stage adaptation of the provocative novella by Marguerite Duras. This radical reworking reveals the inner landscapes of both characters in a live cinema and theatre experience. It combines a theatre production performed live, with a film generated and edited in real time, and projected on a large screen above the set. Suitable for adults only. Contains scenes of nudity, sexual and pornographic imagery. Performed in French with English supertitles.

Edinburgh International Festival

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