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O agora que demora (The lingering now)

Christiane Jatahy

Salt, November 22th and 23th

El Canal

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Imatge de O agora que demora

One of the most internationally renowned Brazilian directors returns to the Festival. A show merging theatre and cinema which deals with present-day life based on Homer’s works

Using both film and theatre, Brazilian creator Christiane Jatahay explains present-day conflicts with Homer’s verse, proving that human fears and desires are same in the refugee camps of Lebanon as they were in classical Greece.


Thater and literature Refugees Audiovisual language

Artistic team

  • Creation, Creació, film assembly and film director: Christiane Jatahy
  • Artistic advice, scenic space and lighting: Thomas Walgrave
  • Head of photography: Paulo Camacho
  • Sound space: Alex Fostier
  • Original music: Domenico Lancelotti and Vitor Araújo
  • Collaboration and company coordination: Henrique Mariano
  • Production: Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, SESC São Paulo
  • Coproduction: Ruhrtriennale, Comédie de Genève, Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Teatro Nacional São Luiz, Festival d’Avignon, Le Maillon-Théatre de Strasbourg Scène européenne, Riksteatern and Temporada Alta 2019  
  • With the collaborartion of
  • www.theatrenational.be


A floresta que anda (TA17), E se elas fossem para Moscou? (TA14), Julia (TA13)

El Canal


Duration: 2 h


Friday, 22
– 20:00

Saturday, 23
– 17:00

Cinema and Scene

Premiere in the Spanish state 

Iberoamerican Connection

State: Brasil                                                  Show in Arabic, Kurdish, English, Kayapó, Portuguese and French with surtitles in Spanish and English