The story of Returning to Reims couldn’t be more timely: a young man heads home after a long absence only to find his working-class family have left their left-wing roots and put their support behind a far right political party.
Based on Didier Eribon’s bestselling memoir, this new adaptation from Thomas Ostermeier asks questions that are important for our age: are populist movements inevitable? Can such movements be overcome by political activism? Can we escape our own personal histories?
Maybe, through Ostermeier’s multi-layered approach, we can find some answers.