NT Live: Obsession

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  •   Rye

Hawkhurst

NT Live: Obsession (15) 120mins

Screening live by satellite from the Barbican Theatre to Kino Hawkhurst and Kino Rye at 7.00pm on Thursday 11th May.

Jude Law stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

Ivo van Hove about Obsession:
‘Along a deserted road, the vagabond Gino stops at a garage and roadside restaurant, where he finds a job with Giuseppe and his oppressed wife Giovanna. Like a cougar – powerful and gracious – Gino enters the territory of Giovanna. They mate. The seduction between the two predators is so strong that they decide to kill Giuseppe. But this crime does not bring them together. Gino is unable to stay in the same place for long and Giovanna has become too much of a domestic cat. The power of nature and the power of society devour their desire, their passion. Big themes. Of all ages. Contemporary. Obsession shows passion as an idealized image of the love between two people and, at the same time, the inability to make it last forever. It is especially exciting to bring together English actors and actors from our ensemble for the first time in this rugged play that has the power of an ancient tragedy.’

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Running time 120 minutes without an interval

As there is some nudity in this production it has been rated '15 as live'


PLAY TRAILER play trailer

Rye

NT Live: Obsession (15) 120mins

Screening live by satellite from the Barbican Theatre to Kino Hawkhurst and Kino Rye at 7.00pm on Thursday 11th May.

Jude Law stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

Ivo van Hove about Obsession:
‘Along a deserted road, the vagabond Gino stops at a garage and roadside restaurant, where he finds a job with Giuseppe and his oppressed wife Giovanna. Like a cougar – powerful and gracious – Gino enters the territory of Giovanna. They mate. The seduction between the two predators is so strong that they decide to kill Giuseppe. But this crime does not bring them together. Gino is unable to stay in the same place for long and Giovanna has become too much of a domestic cat. The power of nature and the power of society devour their desire, their passion. Big themes. Of all ages. Contemporary. Obsession shows passion as an idealized image of the love between two people and, at the same time, the inability to make it last forever. It is especially exciting to bring together English actors and actors from our ensemble for the first time in this rugged play that has the power of an ancient tragedy.’

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Running time 120 minutes without an interval

As there is some nudity in this production it has been rated '15 as live'


PLAY TRAILER play trailer