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Det umuliges kunst

The Art of the ImpossibleDet umuliges kunst / Die Kunst des Unmöglichen

Documentary, Norway / Denmark 2017, 66 Min., norweg., dan., engl., french, ital. OV, engl. st

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more suitable film subject. The Odin Teatret abandoned traditional venues to appear in parks and on streets. A paragon of exuberance, theatre founder Barba allowed his actors to develop pieces themselves, and the stage was open to spontaneity. Director Elsa Kvamme, a former member of the troupe, dug up many archival recordings for her film. Here she speaks with the theatre-makers -- characters one and all -- and we learn something about unconventional and effective methods of organising our lives and work. Every time routine threatens to set in, Eugenio Barba creates an earthquake and shakes up the group. One year, he leaves the Odin Teatret and goes to live on a dollar a day. "You can live a pessimistic life alone", says Barba, "or you can create things together with others".

Director Elsa Kvamme

Screenplay Elsa Kvamme

Producer Elsa Kvamme

Cast Eugenio Barba, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Torgeir Wethal, Anja Breien, Ariane Mnouchkine, Jerzy Grotowski, Ludwig Flazsen, Roberta Carreri, Tage Larsen


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