Tue 4 Dec

Lucrèce Borgia

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Theatre Broadcast from la Comédie-Française

140 mins without interval

In French with EN subs

Author: Victor Hugo | Stage director: Denis Podalydès | With the actors of the Comédie-Française

The criminal, adulterous and incestuous Lucrezia Borgia seeks to escape from the evil that is her condition, to be recognised and loved by Gennaro, the child she had with her brother. Rarely has a dramatic work gone so far in its depiction of maternal love. Lucrezia is a moral monster but this monster is a loving mother. Victor Hugo wrote this play to reveal the pearl at the heart of every monster.

Introduced by Gael Kamilindi, actor at la Comédie-Française

Comédie Française     Pathé Live

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