Point de non-retour (Quais de Seine)

Alexandra Badea

dossier presse

Creation: Festival d'Avignon 2019

For this second part of the trilogy Points of No Return, Alexandra Badea places in the center of the history Nora, a documentary filmmaker for the French public radio. During a trip to Algeria, in the footsteps of her grandfather, whom she never knew, Nora tries to fill his father's silence about his origins. In this quest, she will be confronted with the complexity of the Algerian war, less Manichean than at the time of the clashes between separatists and supporters of the French Algeria. What is the responsibility of history in the rifts of this family with mixed origins, as so many others? This is a question that connects all the characters of this fresco in three parts, whose first, Thiaroye, was created in 2018. Alexandra Badea and her troupe of actresses and actors continue their journey through the contemporary and, more than ever, universal history of France.

text and direction Alexandra Badea
with Amine Adjina, Alexandra Badea, Madalina Constantine, Kader Lassina Toure, Sophie Verbeeck
voice Corentin Koskas, Patrick Azam
scenography and costumes Velica Panduru
lighting Sébastien Lemarchand assisted by Marco Benigno
sound composition Rémi Billardon
dramaturgy Charlotte Farcet
artistic collaboration Amélie Vignals assisted by Mélanie Nonnotte
press relations Dorothée Duplan, Agence Plan Bey
general manager Mickaël Varaniac-Quard
stage manager Valérie Bacjsa
scenery construction Ioan Moldovan / Atelier Tukuma Works

production Hédéra Hélix, Anahi
coproduction La Colline - Théâtre national, Festival d'Avignon, La Comédie de Béthune - CDN, Scènes du Jura - scène nationale, Scène nationale d'Aubusson, Théâtre du Beauvaisis, Scène nationale
with the support of DRAC Hauts-de-France, Région Hauts-de-France, SPEDIDAM

see the booking dates

Comédie de St Etienne

Sibiu International Theatre Festival
Sibiu (Roumanie)


Scène nationale

Gallia Théâtre

Lieu Unique

Comédie de Béthune

La Colline, théâtre nationnal

Festival d'Avignon