A roadmovie with Eugenio Barba, back to the origins of Odin Teatret
In 1964 the Italian immigrant Eugenio Barba started Odin Teatret in an air shelter in Oslo. Today, it is one of the most famous theatre companies in the world, and Eugenio Barba is considered as one of the great innovators of modern theatre. They have the whole world as their stage, and have made the small Danish town Holstebro renowned as a city of culture. But what is driving Barba, why does he still think culture is so important to fight for, and what is the mea-ning of playing theatre in times of commercialism, apathy and terror? How does he inspire a group to be creative together for so long, and how will it be for him to return to Norway, where it all started?
The music of the film has been written by the well-known Norwegian composer Henning Sommerro.
Directed by: Elsa Kvamme
DOP: Nils Petter Lotherington, Tore Vollan, Claire Coriat
Editors: Claire Coriat, Erik Thorvald Aster
Duration: 66 minutes, with subtitles in English, Spanish, Italian, Danish and Norwegian.