|Helina Reijn in Obsession|
The play is a take an old black and white movie but adapted to the stage.
Now one of the drawbacks of going alone to the show alone is that there is no one to talk about it afterward.
There are just a few things I wanted to say, so I will throw them out to the universe at this moment.
|In rehearsals for Obsession with Jude Law: |
‘He is physical, strong.’
Photograph: Jan Versweyveld
I had read some reviews, but I wasn’t quite expecting the intensity of the long moments when there is no dialogue. For instance, the introduction to Giovanna (Halina Reijn) at the beginning of the show – a long sequence where she is doing personal care on her feet and legs.
There is another equally long sequence when Gino (Jude Law) puts a sweater on Giovanna. He does it by putting the sweater on his arms inside-out and then transferring it to her arms seamlessly. The transfer takes an eternity, or so it seems. One of those moments when real time turns into slow motion and so many details are captured by my mind.
My only hope of anyone in the family having seen this film is Rebecca, and she is so busy this month, but I can’t even hold a faint hope on that. If anyone has a minute, The Guardian has a nice interview with Halina Reijn which I found interesting after the fact.
I wouldn't have wanted to miss the show. But having someone to talk about it with afterwards? That would have been nice.