film about the rehearsals of the theatreproduction (2001)with the same title
Direction and Montage: Luk Perceval
Recorded with 3CCD digital DVCAM
Available on VHS and DVD
Duration: approx. 90 min.
Language: German, no subtitles
Hannover, April 2001. "During the run-through of Der Kirschgarten I used my camera to give the actors an objective view of what useful material originated out of their improvisations and what could possibly be used in the performance. After three months of rehearsals a series of random pictures, rehearsals, reciting of texts 'à 'l'italien', improvisations etc. arose from the montage of innumerable fragments. The film is a documentary on the making of Tsjechov's Der Kirschgarten and the characters who inhabit the cherry garden, all this in the sheltered environment of the rehearsing room."LP