La Présence réelle (The Real Presence), 1984, Raúl Ruiz

La Présence réelle (The Real Presence)

Regie: Raúl Ruiz; Drehbuch: Raúl Ruiz, Jean-Loup Rivière; Kamera: Jacques Bouquin; Schnitt: Jean Lefaux; Musik: Jorge Arriagada; Darsteller*innen: Franck Oger, Nadège Clair, Camila Mora, Catherine Oudin; Stimme: Christian Rist. FR, 1984, DCP (von 16mm), Farbe, 59 min. Französisch mit engl. UT
In addition to the film version of Racine's Bérénice, Ruiz produced this festival film for Avignon in 1985, which deals with theater, play and reality in his usual intricate way. He sends the "unemployed actor Adam Shaft" on an exploration of the theater city, if only virtually. A nerdy girl shows him an "interactive videodisc" containing his future encounters and experiences at the theater, for which, unfortunately, he can't receive a salary because they are generated by the computer ... Did Ruiz know that his futuristic mind game would one day represent an incredibly real challenge for actors and actresses? (B.K.)