(France / Poland)
directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski, starring Isabelle Huppert
9 June - 18 June, 7:00pm
Phaedra burns with illicit desire for her stepson. But even in the closest physical proximity, her loved one remains as inaccessible as ever.
Following a lifelong passion for the Greeks, Poland’s great radical director Krzysztof Warlikowski now turns to the mysterious queen and her many incarnations in a wild and explicit reconstruction that places French screen actress Isabelle Huppert at its heart.
Bringing together three versions of the story in three seperate sections, Phaedra(s) draws on material from Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad, Sarah Kane’s Phaedra’s Love and extracts from J M Coetzee’s novel Elizabeth Costello.