Theatre: Fear and Trembling – by Layla Metsittane

Fear and Trembling
Fear and Trembling

Alliance Française de Delhi presents Fear and Trembling- Theatre by Layla Metsittane

Winter 1990. In Brussels, Amélie Nothomb has finished her studies in medieval roman philology. She decides to travel back to Japan in order to work in a country she knows since she was born there. She gets a one year work contract for the Yumimoto Company. This job, more than she hopes for, will bring her many surprises, from which she will learn various lessons. The main character of Fear and Trembling is, of course, Amélie Nothomb herself, who writes autobiographically about her experience within the Japanese corporate culture. Published in 1999 (Ed. Albin Michel) and awarded the “Grand Prix from the Académie Française, Fear & Trembling has been translated in more than 20 languages. Since then her story has been adapted for the big screen by French director, Alain Corneau (starring the well-known actress Sylvie Testud) and is currently interpreted on stage by Layla Metssitane.

“Fear and Trembling is not an attack on the Japanese way of living, nor a value judgment. On the contrary, it is a humble, funny and intelligent point of view from a young woman confronted with a new world. The message it carries could be: Let’s observe and listen carefully, before we hastily judge the other. This is what we tried to do, in bringing Nothomb’s words on stage”.Layla Metssitane

Details : Wednesday, 23rd Sepember 2015, 7:00pm, L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Française de Delhi, 72, Lodi Estate, New Delhi – 110003. 

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