Greek mythology has found an ideal adaptation in Alkeste – Die Bedeutung, Protektion zu haben, for a story of love and death set in a rugged – but extremely poetic – Vienna of the 1970s. And Euripides’ Alcestis is here staged in a never banal or predictable way, with a directorial approach that at times recalls the French Nouvelle Vague.
In Das Manifest, Antonis Lepeniotis, through a sophisticated and minimalist direction, has staged a world in which there is no consideration for the human being and for his freedom. A world in which a ruthless police force has the last word at any cost. A world in which there is apparently no hope for a better future and within which one feels as if imprisoned in a real vicious circle.