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50Bitef16 Politika Award

The jury of Politika – Ana Tasić (chairperson), Dijana Milošević, Iva Milošević, Borka Golubović Trebješanin, and Radojica Džunić have reached a unanimous decision to give 39th Politika award for the best directing at 50th Bitef to Dušan David Parižek for the performance The Ridiculous Darkness, the production of Burgtheater Vienna.

The Decision:

In a sharp and playful stage expression, Parižek’s direction manages to convey complex meanings of Lotz’s play, a contemporary, slightly naïve, very ironic and politically rather incorrect adventurous story which reflects accumulated absurdities of post-colonial world. The director’s intriguing decision to cast four actresses for various male characters enhances theatricality and establishes stronger distance between the audience and the action on stage. The gap between actresses’ physical appearance and the characters they play is stylistically developed, comical, and typical of Parižek’s direction, built on imaginative and lucid solutions.