My Protagonist Mr Weissman

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(DIRECTOR Judith de Leeuw)

Mr. Weissman has over three decades of a powerful position in the field of theatre. For this film he embarks on an experiment where he directs a performance based on his own biography. In the performance, a former student confronts him with his abuse of power. To direct this piece is to look into a mirror and he has to find a way to deal with his own behaviour.Th

This film examines the dynamics of a relationship that arises from a dis-balance of power. It has become a merciless and honest portrait of a controversial theatre director who, from his privileged position has little idea of how what his performance reveals about his own (ab)use of power.

Date

July 29, 2021

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