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TWO DAYS IN ROME

A loving middle-aged couple comes to a beautiful hotel in Portugal, and the woman discovers that a great love from her past also is there. The woman meets her old love, who never could forget her, and decides not to tell her husband. He has already met the old loves wife; they are planning dinner for all four. Through their revelation of the past, the fragility of their happiness unfolds and everything is in change.

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Agnes and Jon are on holiday in southern Europe. They met late in life, but have now been happily married for ten years. The idyllic hotel they live in is equipped with both a rose terrace, a lemon terrace and a tennis court. From a distance, Agnes and Jon spot a woman (Nina) who Jon thinks resembles a younger version of Agnes. It turns out that she lives in the hotel with her husband Filip, who is identical to the man with whom Agnes had a short but unforgettable love affair a long time ago. It is therefore set up for disaster. Or change.

Agnes' and Filip's past in Rome becomes more and more a nightmare for all of them, because what really happened? And what can happen now? The four characters holds their own versions of how the two days. It does not get better when these perceptions are colored by what is said in the present. What happened and what kind of significance did it have?


"Two days in Rome" is both poetic and concrete. It questions our times' attitudes to love relationships; How honest should one be? And how can we trust each other? In the end it's just about that: Do we believe our lover when she or he says: It doesn't matter, it's you I love.

Performed as a reading in Winnipeg, Canada, 2014, directed by Chris Gerrard-Pinker. Was developed as a film script in 2006 and scriptwriter/director Teigen participated in the EU media program EKRAN at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. As with many film projects, it was too difficult to find a production company and finances. The Uruguayan team was awarded the 2019 Florencio Award for Best Ensemble, and was nominated in six categories.

TEAM

LENE THERESE TEIGEN

Playwright

ANGIE ONA 
MARIO GUERRA
INAKI MORENO
MARIA JOSÉ LAGE
PABLO VEGA

Actors
CECILIA CABALLERO JESKE

Director

FLORENCIA GUZZO

Scenography
VALENTINA M. ILLANES

Light design

LA ESCENA

Production/Venue

 

PREMIERE

La Escena, Montevideo, 14 september 2019


REVIEW

Myriam Caprile in Platea Vip:

"Really great directing and excellent actors"

13 february 2019

 

TRANSLATIONS

Engelsk, spansk

 

PUBLISHER

2012, Transit Forlag

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