Oliver Frljić (BA/HR)
NATIONAL PREMIERE In collaboration with OLINDA
Oliver Frljic, a provocateur and controversial filmmaker, enters reality and the collective consciousness at close quarters. Inspired by Peter Weiss’s “The Aesthetics of Resistance”, Frljic explores Europe’s confrontation with the refugee crisis. A Europe ready to forget its colonialist past and the violence it derived from it in order to erect walls and close borders.
La nostra violenza e la vostra violenza is one of the most controversial European shows of the moment, asking uncomfortable and non-rhetorical questions right up to the end. As spectators moved by imaginary scenes in the semi-obscurity of a theatre, do we still remain indifferent to real people in refugee camps across Europe?
Are we proud to call ourselves Europeans or should we be ashamed of Europe? Do we mourn the victims of terrorist attacks in Europe with the same empathy as those in the Middle East? Are we buying a clear conscience with simple declarations of solidarity? Are we aware that violence only begets more violence?
Due to the subject matter and the presence of full nudity, the show is intended for an adult audience.
In Croatian, Slovenian, English with Italian subtitles
c/o TeatroLaCucina, former Psychiatric Hospital Paolo Pini,
via Ippocrate 45, 20161 Milan, Italy
Direction and music selection: Oliver Frljić; Dramaturgy: Marin Blažević Scenography: Igor Pauška, Costumes: Sandra Dekanić; Lights: Dalibor Fugošić and David Cvelbar; Artistic advice: Aenne Quiñones; Assistant director: Barbara Babačić, Sound design: Silvo Zupančič; Production manager: Hannes Frey. Starring: Barbara Babačić, Daša Doberšek, Uroš Kaurin, Dean Krivačić, Jerko Marčić, Nika Mišković, Draga Potočnjak, Matej Recer, Blaž Šef; Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; Co-production: Slovensko mladinsko gledališče, Ljubljana, Wiener Festwochen, Zürcher Theaterspektakel, Kunstfest Weimar, Hrvatsko narodno kazalište Ivana pl. Zajca, Rijeka; Regional co-producer: MESS Sarajevo; Funding: German Federal Cultural Foundation. Translation into Italian: Živa Brecelj
OLIVER FRLJIC (Travnik, 1976) is a leading name on the European new film scene. His previous productions – Turbo Folk, Bacchae, Spring Awakening, Cursed be the traitor of his homeland – have all stood out for the impact they have had on audiences. In 2012, he staged the controversial Zoran Ðind about the assassination of the Serbian prime minister. Also in that year, another of his projects, 25.671, was about the number of people deleted from the residence registers of the Republic of Slovenia. Until last June he was superintendent of the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka (HR).