Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation

J'attendrai

by José Ramón Fernández
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Tuesday to Saturday / 8pm
Sunday/ 7pm 

 

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Naves del Español en Matadero

A 90-year-old Republican who survived Mauthausen closes a chapter in his life that has tormented him for many years. And he does so shortly before his death, when he visits a small rural hotel where someone lives to whom he still owes a moral debt: the granddaughter of the girlfriend of his friend Claude, who died in the death camp.

The author speaks to us, not about that memory that historians collect, but about that small history, that family history, and he does so by reconstructing his own history based on books, letters, objects, theatre - not his own, that of all those others who have already touched on this thematic line - and humility.

J?attendrai is also a tribute to the dead, to the living, to those who have written from the truth, to those brave men and women who have dared to deal with the subject in the theatre, in literature, in the cinema? The author feels a deep gratitude and an unpayable debt to them all: that of having ?encouraged? him to write J?attendrai.