Ali was among the performances invited to Kontakt 2020. Today we can watch a film showing the process of its production, reception and successes at many festivals. The performance is based on the film Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Germany, 1970s. A 40-year-old Moroccan called Ali is one of the many migrant workers from his country, trying to pursue happiness in the golden years of economic migrations. Emmi, a 60-year-old widow, earns a living as a cleaning lady. A genuine feeling of warmth and attraction springs up between her and Ali but they encounter strong prejudice and lack of understanding from people around them. In his performance Sebastijan Horvat confronts social stereotypes, xenophobia and conservatism which are gaining strength as a reaction to the recent waves of migration.
26th May (Wednesday)
19.00 – meeting with the creators of the movie (Facebook)
Film available free of charge at VOD (vod.teatr.torun.pl)
from 25.05. at 18.00 for 24h.
Running time: 1h