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ITA on screen: Who Killed My Father

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Brandhaarden 2022
03 Mar '22

ITA on screen: Who Killed My Father

ITA–Ensemble
ITA on screen: Who Killed My Father
03 Mar '22
ITA-ensemble / deSingel / Ivo van Hove
€ 12.50

After the success of livestreams via ITALive, we are expanding the palette with ITA on screen. Registrations of live streams on the big screen in one of ITA's auditoriums.

Ivo van Hove adapted Who Killed My Father, by literary sensation Édouard Louis, for the stage. Van Hove turned the very outspoken book into a monologue, especially for Hans Kesting.


This registration is to be seen within the framework of Festival Brandhaarden.

Start 7 p.m.
Duration 85 minutes
Location Rabozaal
Language Dutch with English subtitles

'Merciless and moving portrait.' - de Volkskrant ★★★★

The anger-soaked Who killed my father is written in the form a letter to his father. Louis found his inspiration in a visit he paid to his father after not seeing him for some time, finding him almost unrecognizable. The man had become ill and aged prematurely, the result of a life marked by alcohol, social deprivation, hard work, and an industrial accident. -|-Louis explains this to the elite, for whom politics is primarily an 'aesthetic issue': they engage in politics that has virtually no influence on their lives. The underclass, on the other hand, is devastated by cutbacks in benefits.

According to the French weekly L'Opinion, the book is read in the Élysée - the official residence of the French president. Louis' diagnosis would align perfectly with Emmanuel Macron's. The writer himself sees it very differently. "My book is against who you are and what you do," he tweeted to Macron. "I write to disgrace you.”

'Hans Kesting overwhelms in theatrical version Who Killed My Father.' - NRC ★★★★

10th edition

Brandhaarden 2022

Brandhaarden is an international theatre festival that brings performances by notable theatre makers from abroad to Amsterdam. The festival offers a unique overview of one creator, house, region or theme. Previous editions have put the spotlight on directors such as Katie Mitchell, Milo Rau and the Rimini Protokoll collective, and city theatres such as Münchner Kammerspiele, Volksbühne Berlin and Peter Brook's Théâtre Bouffes du Nord. In 2020, the festival focused for the first time on one region, Southern Europe, and showed notable dance and theatre productions from Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece.

The tenth edition of the ITA Festival, from 19 February to 3 March, focuses on the work of one of the most celebrated writers of his generation: Édouard Louis.

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Ivo van Hove about Who Killed My Father

“It is a gripping story about a father who is reduced to a physical and mental wreck at the age of fifty after years of hard work in heavy industry in the north of France. It is just as much a furious indictment of the political elite as a declaration of love by a son to his father. Édouard Louis also writes about how he, as a young homosexual, was ostracized by his own working-class family. I will make a monologue for Hans Kesting from this brazen, brilliant text.”
- Ivo van Hove

author

Édouard Louis

In France, the author Édouard Louis (1992) has been acclaimed as the greatest literary sensation since Michel Houellebecq. In his autobiographical literary debut The End of Eddy (En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule), he looked back on his tormented youth as a young gay man in the forgotten underclass of society: the north of France, which was ravaged by unemployment. Then came History of Violence (Histoire de la violence) where he tells about the night he was raped by the Algerian Reda, but he then refuses to press charges. It is a novel that explores the causes and effects of violence in an intimate, personal, and politically motivated manner.

In his work, Louis invites discussion about subjects such as class differences, racism, and homophobia. The author does not shy away from political statements: He stood firmly with the yellow vests movement and he took the fight directly to French President Macron: “My book rebels against who you are and what you do.”

Credits

after the book by Édouard Louis
translation, adaptation and direction Ivo van Hove
with Hans Kesting
scenography and lighting Jan Versweyveld
costumes An D'Huys
music George Dhauw
co-producer deSingel Antwerp
private producer Jeroen van Ingen and Jaap Kooijman, Bertil van Kaam

assistant director Olivier Diepenhorst
assistant scenography Bart van Merode
production Inge Zeilinga, Edith den Hamer (hoofd)
head of technique & production department Reyer Meeter
stage manager Kevin Cuijvers, Bart Coenen, Zinzi Kemper, Manon van Nouland, Dennis van Scheppingen
costume department Farida Bouhbouh, Wim van Vliet (hoofd)
fotography Jan Versweyveld

WITH COVID ADMISSION TICKET

To visit this performance you need a valid COVID admission ticket. This can be a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or proof that you have recovered from corona (proof of recovery). You must convert one of these into a QR code in the CoronaCheck app or a print via CoronaCheck.nl. Only then will you have a valid COVID admission ticket.

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