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Art appointment: Isabelle Huppert at the “Onassis Cultural Centre”

A real star of international caliber and a priestess of French cinema, Isabelle Huppert appears at the Onassis Cultural Centre in December as Phaedra – and not only Phaedra – in a three-and-a-half-hour-long performance: Huppert plays – as a member of an eight-member troupe under the direction of Krzysztof Warlikowski – goddess Aphrodite, the mythical queen Phaedra, a suicide in love, and an unreconciled woman. An idiosyncratic elegy on love, an iconoclastic show, a sophisticated mosaic of texts (with references to ancient Greek myths and also to the pop culture, philosophy and contemporary politics), the “Phaedra(s)” is an international co-production with the “Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe” that premiered at the Odéon in Paris, last March. Warlikowski joins sequences shots from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Theorem” with the performance of an excellent eight-member troupe led by Huppert and the result is expected to be impressive (20 - 22/12, www.sgt.gr).