Qui a tué mon père
In an interview with De Volkskrant, Édouard Louis said: “In an environment where reading was considered a pointless and effeminate pastime, school trips to plays were the only way to get into contact with stories.” He now plays himself on the stage in Qui a tué mon père.
Duration 90 minutes without break
Language French spoken and Dutch and English surtitled
The director is none other than Thomas Ostermeier. Qui a tué mon père premiered in the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, as co-production with Ostermeier’s own Schaubühne. It is the first time that Louis is on the stage to perform his work. His presence on stage not only amplifies the impact of the text because it is spoken by the author himself, but touches you deeply because we see him share and dance his own childhood memories.
In the press
‘A serious political indictment while being a beautiful monument to his father at the same time.’ - De Volkskrant on the novel ★★★★
‘Louis juxtaposes violent tantrums and cruelty with touching moments that portray how sensitive this macho man was, and how much he loved his son.’ - De Volkskrant on the novel ★★★★