By Heart

From Sat 11 to Sun 12 Nov
Festivals & Series

It’s summertime, 2021. Isabelle Huppert plays Lioubov, Chekhov’s unforgettable heroine in The Cherry Orchard. In a theatre nearby, Fabrice Luchini recites Nietzsche. Both actors are premiering at the renowned Festival d’Avignon. When they leave backstage to stand out on stage, they are completely transformed. Director Benoît Jacquot, who’s worked numerous times with both Huppert and Lucchini, invites us behind the scenes to show how great actors inhabit a character and learn (or forget) their lines ahead and during live performances.