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THE TIGHTROPE

by Simon Brook

synopsis

“How does one make theater real? It is so easy to fall into tragedy or comedy. What is important above all is to be on this strict razor edge of the tightrope...” For the very first time in 40 years, Peter Brook, one of the major directors of contemporary theater, has agreed to raise the curtain and allow his son Simon Brook to film behind the scenes and to reveal the secrets of his approach. This unique and personal film takes us beyond the intimacy of a workshop, into a philosophical experience, on a tightrope.

international title: The Tightrope
original title: Sur un fil…
country: France, Italy
year: 2012
genre: documentary
directed by: Simon Brook
release date: FR 03/10/2012
screenplay: Peter Brook, Simon Brook
cinematography by: Alexis Kavyrchine
film editing: Josie Milievic
music: Franck Krawczyk, Toshi Tsuchitori
producer: Peter Brook, Simon Brook
co-producer: Luigi Musini, Ermanno Olmi
production: Brook Productions, Cinemaundici
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