“Superb prose, some of the most beautiful in the French language.” — Le Figaro
After his triumph at FIAF in 2017, acclaimed actor and humorist Patrick Timsit returns with a moving theatrical adaptation of Albert Cohen’s Book of My Mother.
Cohen’s masterpiece was written following the death of his mother in Nazi-occupied France while he was in exile in England. The powerful tribute to “the mothers of the world” stayed with Timsit for more than 30 years.
The resulting solo performance, with projections, weaves together an intimate portrait between mother and son; an achingly honest testament to grief and guilt, as well as love and compassion.
No late seating
In French with English supertitles
Performed by Patrick Timsit
Directed by Dominique Pitoiset
After Book of My Mother by Albert Cohen © Editions Gallimard
Production: Les visiteurs du soir – Paris
Co-realisation: Compagnie Pitoiset – Dijon
Residency and premiere at Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy on September 19, 20 and 21, 2017
Compagnie Pitoiset – Dijon is subsidized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the City of Dijon