Transitions Central Europe: Frankenstein-Project / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Transitions Central Europe: Frankenstein-Project

Proton Theatre

Transitions 3. Central Europe

13-14 ΝΟV 2015 | 21:00
15 ΝΟV 2015 | 17:00 & 21:00

13-15 ΝΟΕ 2015Outside the OCC [Source:]
Outside the Onassis Stegi (3-5 Kolokotroni str., Athens)
2 hours and 10 minutes
The Frankenstein of our era in revolt in a blood-soaked and humorous work by a star of Cannes Film Festival, Kornél Mundruczó, the Hungarian director of the multi-awarded movie ‘White God’.
Full price: 10 €   
Reduced: 5 €
Small groups (5-9 people): 9 €  
Large groups (10+ people): 8 €
People with disabilities: 4 € -
Companions: 5 €
Unemployed: 4 €

The beast is in revolt. This time he no longer belongs to the realm of science fiction.  He is a contemporary teenager, unapproachable and unable to adjust. Having grown up in an institution, he returns to his home, only to be rejected by those nearest. He finds a father figure in a filmmaker who, in turn, sees in him an ideal protagonist. However, the unleashing of violence seems to be socially predetermined.
This radical redo of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein by the internationally acclaimed Hungarian director and filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó  (b.1975) and his celebrated company will be presented at the Transitions Festival at the Onassis Cultural Centre.
The setting of this award-winning production is an abandoned area in central Athens. An audition for actors turns into a hardcore drama of merciless humour: a can of composting fruit instead of a wedding cake. Later the can becomes a murder weapon, while the shooting of a pilot film becomes a bloody thriller of revenge, full of splatter scenes and over-the-top trash imagery.
The archetypal myth of Frankenstein reappears here as a dark parable of institutionalised intolerance for ‘difference’. The theatrical world of Mundruczó merges with that of his films, where dogs revolt against humans (White God), two stepsiblings fall in love on the banks of Danube (Delta), and Joan of Arc sings arias (Johanna). His main themes remain Eastern Europe in transition and life in post-socialist Hungary, a non-negotiable commitment to humanity and an exploration of the origins of ‘evil’, and fascism in particular. However, his humour, even though pitch black, always finds its way to the spectator...


Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Set design and Costumes: Márton Ágh
Dramaturg: Viktória Petrányi
Director’s Assistant: Zsófia Csató
Production manager: Dóra Büki
Translation into Greek: Manouela Berki
Cast: Andrea Spolarics, Roland Rába, Kinga Mezei, János Derzsi, Sándor Terhes, Natasa Stork, Zsolt Nagy, Ágota Kiss

Production: Proton Theatre

In Hungarian, no translation into English.

Friday 13 November
After performance talk with Kornél Mundruczó (Language: Hungarian, with simultaneous translation)
Chaired by George Sampatakakis, Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, Department of Theatre Studies, University of Patras

13 Nov 2015

18:00 Main Stage
Free admission


Transitions Central Europe: Hommage to Kornél Mundruczó's Cinema

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