The Talking Sweet Night

The small theater of the Boutonnière invites you to meet, from June 15 to 23, with an imaginary fiction, “on the friendship between Marguerite Duras and Jeanne Moreau”.

“The sweet night that speaks” by Marielle Cro, is interpreted by the actresses, Solange Pinturier (Jeanne Moreau) and Louisa Baileche (Marguerite Duras). The staging is orchestrated by Samy Cohen, on a fictitious dialogue, in an intimate and warm atmosphere.

Samy Cohen’s staging is far from easy to interpret as it constantly alternates emotions and the balance of power between the two protagonists. It stages the obsessions of the characters, in the form of dramatic loops, which demands a great deal of agility from the performers. Samy also has human qualities which, creating a work climate based on listening and cooperation, make rehearsals joyful and exciting.

Louisa Baileche and Solange Pinturier, came face to face to understand each moment lived by the two friends, Marguerite Duras and Jeanne Moreau. They relate an intimate, confidential, warm atmosphere, between childhood memories, the battles fought against family hostility, their loves, successes, but also their sorrows.

Marguerite Duras and Jeanne Moreau were great friends, and had a mutual and sincere admiration. Marielle Cro imagined their reunion and tenderly brushes the dialogues of this moment of sincere friendship, which Louisa Baileche and Solange Pinturier delicately color.

The quote from Jules Romains: “Time flies. And every time that there is time that passes, there is something that is erased”, inspired the author Marielle Cro, highlighting her admiration for these two iconic women, she imagined their reunion thanks to her pen.

Who is Marielle Cro?

Written press journalist for Closer, Marielle Cro is the author of fashion books (Claude Montana), on the entertainment industry (Les filles du Crazy Horse, Sanseverino and Lady Gaga, Jean Dujardin).
Collaborator of Gala, Envy, Ekilibre, Elle Régions, Miss Star Club …, she is also the author of a book on Les Clodettes.

Passionate about Marguerite Duras from adolescence, she is interested in everything that concerns her (her style, her themes …). Jeanne Moreau’s career also fascinates her, from her roles in the cinema to the songs she performs. It was therefore normal that she imagines the reunion of these two women, after years of silence. This is what makes this bet a great success!

Face to face with two sacred monsters!
Marguerite Duras

Her real name Marguerite Donnadieu, Marguerite Duras was born on April 4, 1914 in Gia Dinh, in the northern suburbs of Saigon. At the age of 5, young Marguerite was still living in Saigon when her father Emile died in France.

In 1932, when she had just obtained her baccalaureate, she left Saigon and came to settle in France to continue her studies.

Marguerite Duras, woman of letters, essential author of the twentieth century but also screenwriter and director has always shaken up traditions. With a modernism far removed from fashions in her works, she has never hesitated to speak of love, feminine sensuality or even alcohol.

In 1972, she wrote in turn “India Song” and “La Femme du Gange”, which she shot in the cinema (Catherine Sellers, Gérard Depardieu, Dionys Mascolo). In 1975, she offered the chance to Jeanne Moreau, actress, singer, to record the single “India song” (music by Carlos D’Alessio, lyrics by Marguerite Duras and arrangements by Karel Trow), a dialogue between herself and Marguerite Duras.

Jeanne Moreau

French actress, singer and director, Jeanne Moreau was born on January 23, 1928 in Paris. She has appeared in more than one hundred and thirty films, including Elevator for the Scaffold, The Lovers, Moderato cantabile, Jules and Jim, Eva, The Diary of a Chambermaid, Viva Maria !, The Bride Wore Black, The Old Woman who walked in the sea … Great directors have directed it including Luis Buñuel, Theo Angelopoulos, Wim Wenders, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michelangelo Antonioni, Manoel de Oliveira, Joseph Losey, Orson Welles, Elia Kazan, Jacques Becker, François Truffaut , Louis Malle, Jacques Demy, Jean Renoir, Marguerite Duras, Agnès Varda.

César de la meilleure actrice en 1992, pour “La Vieille qui marchait dans la mer”, elle obtient deux César d’honneur en 1995 et en 2008 ainsi qu’un Oscar d’honneur en 1998.

En 1998, l’Académie américaine des arts et des sciences du cinéma lui rend hommage lors d’une cérémonie. En 2000, elle est la première femme élue à l’Académie des beaux-arts de l’Institut de France. Ce fauteuil dépendait depuis 1998 de la section Création artistique pour le cinéma et l’audiovisuel.

La réalisatrice Josée Dayan, lui offre, pour le grand écran, le rôle de son amie Marguerite Duras dans “Cet amour-là,” en 2002.

Des dialogues intimes ponctués d’espaces musicaux

Dans une ambiance intimiste et chaleureuse, les deux femmes se parlent inévitablement de cinéma mais aussi de leurs amours, leurs déceptions, leurs vies, leurs réussites et leurs chagrins. L’atmosphère est conviviale. Leurs dialogues sont ponctués d’espaces musicaux avec, dont la chanson “Indian Song”, du film éponyme de Marguerite Duras. (1975) ou “Le Tourbillon de la vie”.

Samy Cohen, metteur en scène de renom avec plus d’une vingtaine de pièces à son actif, a une fois de plus, révélé ses talents et donne à ce moment d’exception lumière et vérité.

Qui est Samy Cohen?

On ne compte plus les succès de Samy Cohen, de “Répétition” à “30… et quelques” en passant par”Une nuit sans lune”, “Le Long silence de l’automne”,” Reflets, “Un jour un jour”. Sa pièce “Dans ces cendres” a attiré l’attention de Wojtek Psoniak, Stephan Meldegg, Béatrice Agénin. Il vient d’achever “Les Sentiment(m)âles”, une version masculine de 30… et quelques, ainsi que “Une ombre” et “Muses et Hommes”, “Couleur gris soleil.”

Auteur, comédien et metteur en scène, Samy Cohen est un habitué des planches. Il joue Molière, Musset, Racine, Courteline, Shakespeare, Feydeau, Tchekhov, Guitry, Foissy. En 1990, il crée la Compagnie Poussière de Lune. Il met en scène des pièces comme “Ce que voit Fox” de J. Saunders, joué à Avignon, “Les Cancans” de C. Goldoni, “Lettre d’une inconnue” de S. Zweig, “Roméo et Juliette” de W. Shakespeare, “Oncle Vania”, “Les Trois Sœurs” de A. Tchekhov, “Les Liaisons dangereuses” de Ch. de Laclos, “Bérénice”, “Phèdre” de J. Racine, “Le Journal d’une petite fille” de H. Von Hug-Hellmut, “Madame Marguerite” de R. Athayde, ou encore “L’Ile des esclaves” et “La Dispute”” de Marivaux, “Burlingue” de G. Levoyer, “Jeux de Planches” de J-P Alègre, “Le Cimetière des éléphants” de J-P Daumas, “La Mémoire de l’eau” de Stephenson, “La Réunification des deux Corées” de J. Pommerat, “Petit déjeuner compris”de C. Reverho.

The Talking Sweet Night, by Marielle Cro

From June 15 to 23, 2021 at the Théâtre de la Boutonnière, 25 rue Popincourt 75011, Paris
Reservation: On-line theater
Directed by Samy Cohen, with Louisa Baileche and Solange Pinturier.

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