The award-winning young piece tells a family story set between the Algerian war and France's 1998 World Cup victory - clever and captivating.
Yasmine Yahiatene debuts at Summer Festival with her touching piece LA FRACTURE, recently awarded the Youth Prize at Fast Forward Festival. Using a football field painted on the stage, a screen, videotapes and a camera, she investigates her own family history – her father’s escape to France during the Algerian Revolution, his alcoholism and her own fragile relationship to him. Memories of France’s 1998 World Cup victory, legendary football player “Zizou”, and video recordings of her own family reveal the hopes, fractures, and disappointments of a post-migrant society in which the immigrants always remain the Other. In the process Yahiatene creates a clever, intermedia work that skillfully blurs the lines between theatre, performance and trick motion. The Fast Forward jury described it as: “A piece with an immense pull, that will stay with us for days, weeks, perhaps months or even longer and with lasting effect” and for Deutsche Bühne magazine it was the “secret highlight” of the festival.