Adieu!

Adieu!

We tend to think the clowns equal laughter. Recirquel have added nuance to this image with one of their productions, and now they go further as they weave the expressive means of contemporary circus into the story of two person’s life.

Oscar and Viola are the heroes of the bitter-sweet story jointly produced by Bence Vági and Neil Fisher. In the magical world of Viola and Oscar, everything turns on its head, even time: the last day of their shared life and the moment when love is born is a single inner journey into memories. Starting in the Budapest of the 1950s, the sentimental story guides the viewer through the decades the couple spent together: through the dark time of the world wars we arrive in the 1910s. And as we take stock of the moments they shared, the two characters and their far-from-common surroundings keep changing. The scene for the unusual events is the roomy flat that fills with objects and memories in the cours of the years – a place where everything is very familiar yet nothing may be what it seems…