Already with Lucrezia Borgia, David Bobée combined his cinematographic vision with his taste for the performing arts: today, Peer Gynt d'Ibsen offers him a theatrical fireworks display commensurate with his size.
Peer Gynt is an anti-hero. He invents fantasized lives, multiple identities, fables. He dreams of heights, decided to try all the solutions to find that "self" he wants to be is to realize "great things". Peer Gynt is not a character of theatre he is the theatre all by himself, the one who asks the essential question: "what is being in the world"?
Peer’s tumultuous life, his quest for self, his wanderings, his flamboyant and desperate journey are a magnificent land for David Bobée who can deploy all his epic storytelling. His adaptation draws from a fertile imagination without ever betraying the original work, passionately straddling Peer’s waking dreams and nightmares, his thousand and one imaginary lives, his fantasy encounters.
The dazzling Radouan Leflahi in the title role distills on the set immersed in an atmosphere of abandoned carnival, a communicative fervor.