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Glod the Hunger

  • Duration: 50 min
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A writer roams the streets and bumps into various characters along the way, driven onwards by a dreadful hunger which attracts him just as much as it repels him…

Adapted from Knut Hamsun’s novel La Faim (inspired by his own experiences before achieving literary fame), Glod the Hunger tells the story of a starving artist who gradually descends into madness. The hunger of the title is not just physical, it also speaks to something more profound. The central character may be starving, but he passes up every opportunity to get out of his predicament. He even falls in love and is tempted to marry, but instead prefers to flee the simple certainties of a bourgeois existence. This attraction/revulsion for hunger becomes apparent when he eats: his body inevitably rejects the food he puts into it, as if determined to remain in this state of perpetual starvation. He needs that “hunger” to live, and to write…

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Music: Sambor Dudzinski, Waldemar Wroblewski (Walc)
Directed by: Ewelina Ciszewska, Anna Wojtkowiak
Sound: Krzysztof Glazowski
Lights: Piotr Ciesielski
Performers: Barbara Chodorowicz, Slava Inozemcev, Johannes Stubenvoll, Jozef Markocki, Joanna Zabuska, Maciej Kowalczyk
Production: Teatr Formy

Credit photos: Maurice Melliet

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  • Place of capture : Le Palace
  • Collection : Mimos 2011