Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
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Mariano Pensotti

Arde brillante en los bosques de la noche / Burning bright in the forest of the night

Three women are the protagonists of “Burning bright in the forest of the night”. A professor teaches seminars on the Russian Revolution at the university and is confronted with the fact that revolutionary thoughts have not played any role in her life for a long time. A revolutionary who was part of the guerrilla struggles in South America for many years returns to her birthplace in Europe, where everyday life has become unfamiliar to her. The journalist of a political television programme celebrates a promotion by taking a trip to the north of Argentina, where descendants of Russian emigrants who had fled the 1917 Revolution work as sex workers for women from the middle class. A cinematic narrative style connects the different stories to one another. How can political ideals be translated into ordinary life today? Which ideas from the Russian Revolution still apply today? What effects have they had on present-day Argentina?
Past dates
January 2017, May 2018
Spanish with German and English surtitles
105 min
Text and Direction
Mariano Pensotti
Patricio Aramburu, Esteban Bigliardi, Inés Efrón, Susana Pampin, Laura López Moyano
Set Design and Costumes
Mariana Tirantte
Diego Vainer
Alejandro Le Roux
Assistant Director
Juan Schnitman
Stage Assistance
Gonzalo Cordoba Estevez, Malena Juanatey, Tatiana Mladineo
Florencia Wasser - Grupo Marea
A commission and co-production by HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
Production: Grupo Marea (Buenos Aires).
Co-production: Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires, Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Maria Matos Teatro Municipal (Lisbon) / House on Fire with the support of the Cultural Programme of the European Union. Collaboration: El Cultural San Martín. Re-run with kind support by the Goethe Institute.

Created in the frame of "Utopian Realities", a co-production of HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of "100 Years of Now", curated by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.