Jean-Daniel Piguet (CH/FR)
- G Hearing loops
- E Partially-sighted spectators welcome
- B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility
During the summer of 2012, Jean-Daniel Piguet accompanied his father in hospital during the last month of his life. Wanting to take full advantage of these moments, they both decide to carry out one last project together. Camera in hand, the director began filming his father in order to document what he wanted to leave behind. Seven years later, Jean-Daniel Piguet revisited these filmed moments and, in collaboration with Nicolas Doutey, wrote a play. Partir comes from the desire to transcribe what is said in the final moments of a life, to measure the power and powerlessness of language. The play explores the threshold moment between life and death in order to share the ordinary landscape of a hospital room in which emotions can inhabit simple details.