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La Colline – théâtre national (Paris)

Two people stand on stage with a minimal set of furniture while tall scaffold towers line the edge of the stage.

La Colline – théâtre national in Paris presents a large-scale, international ensemble theatre production based on the historic documentary film trilogy by Amos Gitai.

House tells the story of a West Jerusalem home through autobiographical accounts of its successive inhabitants, Palestinians and Israelis. This production is based on Gitai’s documentary trilogy, filmed over a span of 25 years (1980, 1998, 2006). The first film was originally commissioned by and subsequently banned by Israeli television.

House is a dialogue between actors and musicians from Israel, Palestine, Iran, France and the UK. They speak and sing in Hebrew, Arabic, English, French, Yiddish, Armenian and Turkish. House is an attempt to discuss the present and future whilst paying mind to the past.

Amos Gitai is an award-winning Israeli-French filmmaker. House is produced by La Colline – théâtre national, one of Europe’s most important cultural institutions in Paris.

Public talks alongside this show will be announced soon.

Age guidance: 15+

Running time: 2hr 20 mins, no interval

Performed in Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Yiddish with English surtitles

To accompany the stage production, the Cinema will also present Amos Gitai’s documentary film trilogy on which his play is based. Find out more.


Produced by La Colline - Théâtre National and Sorcières et compagnie and presented by Barbican, London.

Images by Simon Gosselin

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Watch the film trilogy this show is based on

Amos Gitai's documentary series is showing in the Cinema alongside this theatre production.

Barbican Theatre