Thursday 19 May 2011

The Night Porter

Vienna, 1957. Max is an ex nazi officer who has managed to escape punishment for his crimes and is working as the night porter at a posh hotel. He hangs out with his friend and former SS comrade Bert, who also happens to be secretly in love with him. One day, concentration camp survivor Anna arrives at the hotel along with her current husband. Thirteen years after the end of WW2, Anna and Max resume the sado-mazochistic relationship they had in the concentration camp as tormentor-victim and lovers, under the jealous eyes of Bert.

The theatre version of Liliana Cavani's classic 1974 film Il Portiere di Notte is premiering tonight in the Black Box hall of Michael Cacoyannis Foundation.

This is the first time for acknowledged Greek film director Giorgos Panousopoulos directing a theatre play.

Starring: Takis Chrysikakos, Maria Tsaroucha, Zacharias Rochas, Dimitris Kalatzis
Adaptation: Hara Tsioli
Set/Costume Design: Spyros Laskaris
Music: DNA
Lighting Design: Giorgos Panousopoulos
Assistant Director: Margarita Panousopoulou
Assistant Set Designer: Katerina Grapsia
Set Constuction: Nikos Bikos
Still Photography: Pathy Katsoufi
Graphic Design: Red Design Consultants

Premieres tonight, shows every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 21:30.

You can buy a ticket with credit card over the phone at 210 3418579 Mon-Fri 11:00-14:00, at Public Stores, at the foundation's Box Office (Piraeus 206, Tavros) Mon-Fri 11:00-14:00 as well as on-site one hour before the performance. Tickets cost €15.

More info in English here and in Greek here.

1 comment:

Maria said...

Very interesting plot and quite a promising production... Kind of disappointed I won't be able to watch it unfortunately.