Identity, migrations, families... Our selection of shows that talk about society

Identity, migrations, families… Our selection of shows that talk about society

The humanism of Alexis Michalik

Passport, Renaissance theater, Paris. From 13 years old.

Jungle” of Calais. Issa, a migrant from Eritrea, is found on the ground, badly beaten. Amnesiac and clinging to his only passport, he does not have a residence permit. How to get by with a broken face, when you barely speaks French? With his companions in misfortune, Issa clings to life, seeks to find accommodation, to survive, to work, to love, to dream. His obstacle course intersects with that of Lucas, a French gendarme from Mayotte, adopted by a couple from Calais, also in search of their origins. The destinies of Issa and Lucas will end up merging thanks to one of these incredible falls of which Alexis Michalik has the secret. But shush!

Let us be carried away by the talent of the director who knows how to blur the lines and bewitch the spectators, in a hectic rhythm which is his signature. After experiencing success with The bearer of history And Edmond, Alexis Michalik is now interested in more political subjects: the prison world, GPA… and today is tackling illegal immigration. His humanist approach to the excluded, his call for tolerance hits the mark and touches the heart of the public. With a downside however. These societal issues cannot only be touched upon. In Passport , a few rather easy lines, the somewhat stereotypical dialogue between Lucas’ girlfriend, a vigilante journalist of Malian origin, and his adoptive father, a (necessarily) reactionary soldier, would have deserved more complexity. But the enthusiasm and ingenuity of the director, his ability to make these men from elsewhere our brothers, his generous taste for optimistic endings win support and make you want to believe, with him, in a better world. A very good moment of theater. Catherine Lalanne.

Our opinion: PP

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