Improvisation meets Cinema
Usually improvisation theatre is for the moment and the same scene will never be seen again! But this time, we’ll show you something that is magnetised eternally on a little data storage: The impro movie of the correspondent joint project “Should I stay or should I go?”! Improvisers from five different countries asked the question, why people leave a place or may stay there. They recorded their experiences they gained in exchange with others for the screen.
Should I stay or should I go?” is an international project between improvisation and film. Initiated by the renowed Berlin improvisational theatre group "Die Gorillas" it was realized together with four partner theatres from Austria, Sweden, Slovenia and France.
They themselves say:
“Our project task was: Ask people in five countries about staying and leaving – in love, career, family, country, your own body. We researched and talked to people and now use their experiences in five feature film sequences that follow the question, why we stay where we are and when we decide to leave the place we're living in.
In Austria it follows people who move (or don't) to a different country for love, Germany broaches the issue of the transition of gender, Slovenia concentrates on the effects and reasons of the "brain drain", France's central theme is the work place between self-fulfillment and self-abandonment and in Sweden, the focus lies on family ties and cohesion in rural areas.
The actors Julie Doyelle (Lyon), Per Gottfredsson (Stockholm), Lorenz Kabas (Graz), Sonja Vilc (Ljubljana) and Michael Wolf (Berlin) used the experiences from their research for this feature film that explores the application of improvisation and the term of Collective Storytelling in film.”
For more information about the project follow this link!
Directors: Beatrix Brunschko, Maja Dekleva Lapajne, Ludger Lemper, Philippe Muyard, Klaus Salminen
Performers: Michael Wolf (Berlin), Julie Doyelle (Lyon), Per Gottfredsson (Stockholm), Lorenz Kabas (Graz), Sonja Vilc (Ljubljana)
D, S, SLO, F, A 2015 (Subtitles available in English, German, Swedish, Slovenian and French)