Scenic reading from the book of the same name by Atiq Rahimi
with Fausto Russo Alesi
directed by Fausto Russo Alesi
sound by Roberto Tarasco
staging assistant Davide Gasparro


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This story takes place in the city of Polkhomrí, in Afghanistan, during the years of the Soviet occupation. The scenario comprises an almost skeletal human and physical landscape; the protagonists are an elderly man and a child, sitting by the side of the road waiting for a lorry to give them a lift so they can reach Moràd, who is the son’s father and the elderly man’s son. Yassin, the grandfather, has some dramatic news for his son, and the meeting becomes an occasion to conjure up memories, regrets, conjectures and ideas.


Fausto Russo Alesi
Fausto Russo Alesi was born in Palermo in 1973. After completing his studies at the “Paolo Grassi” School of Dramatic Art in Milan, he made his début with the monologue La febbre (The Fever). In 2002 he won the Ubu Award as Best Actor for his performance in Fausto Parravidino’s Natura morta in un fosso (Still life in a ditch). In 2004 he won the “Olimpici del Teatro” and “Annibale Ruccello” Awards for his performance in Giorgio Gaber’s Il grigio (The Greyness), and in 2005 the “Vittorio Gassman”, “Maschera d’oro” and “Persefone d’oro” Awards. In 2012 he adapted, directed and performed in Eduardo De Filippo’s Natale in casa Cupiello (Christmas at the Cupiello’s) for which he was awarded the Antonio Landieri Prize as best actor. He has work in the theatre with many well-known actors, including Luca Ronconi, Eimuntas Nekrosius, Peter Stein, Gabriele Vacis, Ferdinando Bruni, Gigi Dall’Aglio and Serena Sinigaglia.
In the cinema, he has worked for a number of directors, including Mario Monicelli, Marco Bellocchio, Silvio Soldini, Carlo Mazzacurati, Sergio Castellitto and Marco Tullio Giordana.

Monday 12 March, 20:45

San Francesco Convent

Pordenone - Via della Motta, 13

Admission €8,00 (numbered seats)