text and direction Pascal Rambert

with Marisa Borini and Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi

For many years I wanted to work with Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi. When she was in Nanterre at Patrice Chéreau's school I was in Chaillot at Antoine Vitez's school. I saw her from afar. I wanted to work with her. And then once in Chéreau's Rêve d'automne at the Théâtre de la Ville. It was clear that I wanted to work with her. And then in fact his films too. All his films. And the last one seen on a plane coming back from Mexico made me tell myself she's like a sister for the stories she writes and I write. So we saw each other and we decided to do this. I'm going to write a declaration of love from a daughter to her mother. Her mother is her real mother. Marisa Borini. She is the one who plays the piano on a large Bosendorfer between the silences of her daughter. Words are meant for her. And Valeria gives life to thoses words.

Opening 2021 October 19th, Bonlieu Scène Nationale Annecy
performance in italian with french 


text and direction
Pascal Rambert

Marisa Borini et Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi

costume design
Anaïs Romand

artistic collaboration
Pauline Roussille

stage manager
Alessandra Calabi

production director
Pauline Roussille

production manager
Juliette Malot

coordination, logistics
Sabine Aznar

executive production
structure production

Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne et Théâtre St-Gervais Genève dans le cadre de PEPS (Plateforme Européenne de Production Scénique Annecy-Chambéry-Genève-Lausanne, soutenu par le programme Européen de coopération transfrontalière Interreg France-Suisse 2014-2020), Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord


2021.10.19 > 23 – opening ANNECY (FRANCE) – Bonlieu Scène Nationale
2021.11.02 > 06 – PARIS (FRANCE) – Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
2022.01.13 > 16 – LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND) – Théâtre Vidy Lausanne