Awards & Reviews
‘Gracefully composed, compelling docudrama.’
‘The experience shakes you to the core ... Recommended for all generations – history is more than learning dates.’
‘Sweeping and deeply intimate.’
How many versions of the past exist?
Argentinian director Lola Arias’ riveting documentary theatre work The Year I Was Born explores a nation’s complex history through the eyes of a resilient and hopeful generation.
Amid bursts of exuberant rock music and deceptively playful scenarios, performers born during Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile reconstruct their family histories using photographs, letters, anecdotes and elusive recollections. Like stunt doubles, the actors don their parents’ clothes to tell their powerful stories.
Playful and political, real and surreal, The Year I was Born reveals the unsteady balance between private lives and national identity.
Spanish with surtitles.
1hr 50mins no interval
Post Show Discussion
Fri 17 Feb, 9.30pm