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‘Timeloss’ on Stage in Paris

‘Timeloss’ on Stage in Paris‘Timeloss’ on Stage in Paris

The play ‘Timeloss’ directed by Amir-Reza Koohestani has been on stage at the Théâtre de la Bastille in Paris since November 24.

Commissioned by the Festival Actoral in Marseille (France) in 2013, Koohestani wrote the play ‘Timeloss’. Participating in the Paris Autumn Festival, the week-long staging of the play will come to a close on November 30, YJC reported.

The play puts two young people “in full breakup face to face.” It plunges one into the mysteries of lost time, hard to find in the wanderings of memory. In Koohestani’s play fable and documentary combine “to compose reports and measure distances between individuals.” Hassan Majouni and Mahin Sadri are actors in the play.

Born in 1978 in Shiraz, Koohestani was attracted to cinema and took courses in directing and cinematography in 1995. After a brief experience as performer, he devoted his time to writing plays. His second play ‘The Murmuring Tales’ (2000) received critical acclaim at the 18th International Fajr Theatre Festival.

After two years of studies in Manchester, Koohestani returned to Tehran in July 2009 and created the play ‘Where Were You on January 8th?’ which has toured Europe, Brazil, Japan, etc. In October 2011, he created the adaptation of ‘Ivanov’ by Anton Chekhov, successfully staged in Tehran for several weeks.

  Netpac Award

In February 2012, the movie ‘Modest Reception,’ script co-written by Koohestani and actor/film director Mani Haghighi won the Netpac Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 2012. In September 2012, he created the performance ‘The Fourth Wall,’ adapted from the play ‘England’ by Tim Crouch which was presented “a hundred times” in an art gallery in Tehran.

The Paris Autumn Festival is an international contemporary arts festival held annually. The festival, which first commenced in 1972, runs from September to December and features film, photography, opera, theater, and musical performances. The goal of the festival is to expose France to new performances and cultures and to help emerging artists gain recognition for their work. It attracts over 100,000 spectators each year. The 2014 festival features over 40 events held in various locations in Paris.