Luchino Visconti / IT, FR, DE, 1972 / 238 min.
Visconti unpicks the emotional life of King Ludwig II of Bavaria (Helmut Berger). Ludwig is grappling with his sexual identity, loses himself in Richard Wagner’s dream world and has saccharine, Baroque castles built so he can find solace in beauty. Ludwig inspired Ivo van Hove to create a play.
IT, FR, DE
Italian, German, French
All About Theatre About Film
Film and theatre influence each other continuously. To celebrate that relationship between the two worlds, Eye has invited stage director Ivo van Hove and scenographer Jan Versweyveld to compile an exhibition.