Celle qui regarde le monde alternates between two duos: Déa and the Detective, and Déa and Enis, a young refugee Déa is helping get to England. Will he make it to his Eldorado safe and sound? Fascinated by the world of this fearless young boy, which opens up her imagination, she must also deal when questioned by the police with the arbitrariness of a normative power with its strict constraints and the violence it blindly inflicts on those who reject it. Thanks to Enis, she will learn to look at the world with freedom and to venture towards the unknown.
Born in 1980 in Romania, Alexandra Badea is a writer, director, and filmmaker. After studying directing at the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest, she decided to focus on writing. Her plays and her first novel, Zone d'amour prioritaire, are published by L'Arche. Alexandra Badea won the Grand Prix de littérature dramatique 2013 for her play Pulvérisés.
During the naturalisation ceremony that officially made her a French citizen, writer and director Alexandra Badea decided to follow to the letter what the civil official told her: “From now on, the history of this country, with its moments of grandeur but also is dark corners, is your history.” How to untie the knots of history, those “points of no-return called collaboration, colonialism, etc.” In a three-part epic, Alexandra Badea and her actors give a chance to speak to those we usually don't hear, to explore the contemporary and decidedly universal history of France. The first part, Points de non-retour [Thiaroye], was created for the Théâtre de la Colline in 2018. The second, Points de non-retour [Quais de Seine] will premiere at the Festival d'Avignon.
À la trace and Celle qui regarde le monde are published by L'Arche éditeur (2018).
Read by Thomas Dubot, Rami Rkab, Lea Romagny
Conception and coordination Pascal Paradou
Direction Armel Roussel
Artistic collaboration Valavane Koumarane
Coproduction RFI and Compagnie [e]utopia
With the support of the SACD and its programme for culture and radio, Wallonie-Bruxelles International