China to stage drama "Scenes De La Vie Conjugale"

2018-06-12 02:19:28 GMT2018-06-12 10:19:28(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, June 10 (Xinhua) -- The National Center for the Performing Arts, China's prime theater, will stage drama "Scenes De La Vie Conjugale" from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Actress Laetitia Casta (L) and actor Raphael Personnaz attend a salon of the drama "Scenes De La Vie Conjugale" at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, capital of China, June 11, 2018. The drama is adapted from Ingmar Bergman's film with the same title. It will be staged on June 12 and 13 in Beijing. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)  Actress Laetitia Casta (L) and actor Raphael Personnaz attend a salon of the drama "Scenes De La Vie Conjugale" at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, capital of China, June 11, 2018. The drama is adapted from Ingmar Bergman's film with the same title. It will be staged on June 12 and 13 in Beijing. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

The play is a French adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's classic film "Scenes from a Marriage," which focuses on intimacy and the slow disintegration of conjugal bonds. In 1973, Bergman and Liv Ullmann finally broke up despite their marriage bonds that had lasted for years. Later, Bergman spent several months screenwriting to describe a couple's life over more than two decades, finally filming "Scenes from a Marriage." The lovers not only attract and become weary of each other, but also feel desirous, disgusted and ultimately betrayed. The lies, compromise, isolation and despair behind the betrayal is slowly revealed. The adaptation is in French with Chinese subtitles.

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