April 10, 2022, 12:00
Fama club, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 16/17/20 PLN, available at the Forum cinema’s box office (5 Legionowa Street), Ludwik Zamenhof Centre’s box office (19 Warszawska Street) and on bilety.bok.bialystok.pl
The Comédie-Française HD screening of Ivo van Hove’s visionary new interpretation of Tartuffe, which was broadcast widely across France in celebration of Molière’s 400 year legacy.
In his quest for Christian perfection, the wealthy Orgon has welcomed the devout Tartuffe into his home to be a spiritual guide for the entire household. But unable to resist temptation himself, Tartuffe falls in love with Orgon’s wife. Caught in the act of confessing his desire to the beautiful Elmire, he descends into hypocrisy, driving the family to the brink of implosion…
Ivo van Hove reimagines the original version of Tartuffe, censored in 1664 by the King the day after its premiere and performed only once in its history. He turns up the controversy, producing a modern new staging that pushes the boundaries of classical theater.