Audronis LiugaEIMUNTAS NEKROŠIUS. FATHER’S CHAIR
Theatre and Cinema Information and Education Centre, 2019
The father of director Eimuntas Nekrošius was a self-taught joiner who made various wood utensils. Quite several chairs made by his father were used as props in Nekrošius’s productions and travelled around the world with them.
The bond between father and son in Nekrošius’s legendary production Hamlet was expressed so uniquely and movingly as in no other interpretation of this play by Shakespeare.
Eimuntas Nekrošius’s birthplace Šiluva is a small town, which has won fame as a place of religious pilgrimage. The director often visited it and spent his summers in his parents’ house, getting prepared for new works.
The Renaissance Teatro Olimpico (Vicenza, Italy) is the oldest indoor theatre in the world. To perform in this theatre is an honour to any creator. In 2013, Nekrošius worked there as an artistic director and produced The Book of Job, in which the history of the Holy Scripture is viewed through the perspective of father-child relations…
The Book of Job was Nekrošius’s first performance presented in his birthplace. It drew a crowd of locals and people from the neighbouring areas. The performance was shown in the town’s central square, in front of the Šiluva basilica frequented by pilgrims. Not far from the place where he was buried several years later…
Father’s Chair is a personal testimony of the author of the film Audronis Liuga about Eimuntas Nekrošius as a man and creator. It is a narrative about the mysterious bond between father and son, home and the world, human and God.