Fanny Ardant Shines in a Moving Solo Performance

One of the hottest shows in town right now is none other than Fanny Ardant's solo performance, and it's no wonder why: when the legendary Fanny Ardant graces the stage again, all of Paris is in awe and rushes to get tickets. Adapted from Laurence Plazenet's novel and directed by Catherine Schaub, "La Blessure et la soif" tells the tale of a woman consumed by passion. At Studio Marigny, the incandescent actress delivers a performance of remarkable intensity.


Story of A

Set in the 17th century, Madame de Clermont, an orphan of noble birth, is raised in a convent and married off to a man "three times her age" with whom she bears four sons. As a Duchess, she leads a peaceful life far from the torments of love... until she meets Monsieur de La Tour, a knight wounded in battle, whom she falls for at first sight, embarking on a devouring passion that consumes her. "La Blessure et la soif" takes on the tone of a hymn to mad love...


Divine Fanny Ardant

More enchanting than ever, the most beautiful voice of French cinema, the unforgettable Mathilde in "La femme d'à côté", makes a dazzling return to the stage in the role of this lovesick woman. The magic begins as soon as the curtain rises. Fanny Ardant stands alone on stage, bathed in darkness, stunning in her long satin blue dress. We savor the privilege of being so close to her, having her all to ourselves for 1 hour and 30 minutes. From the first lines of this dense monologue, delivered with breathtaking fluidity, the cinema icon sweeps us into this wild love story that will forever seal the fate of a woman and a man.

She takes us on a whirlwind of emotions with the strength of a beautiful text, a minimalist yet resolutely mystical staging, graceful gestures, the beauty of her gaze that speaks volumes, the intensity of her performance, and her warm voice that fills the packed room with deep emotion. Joy, pleasure, and pain engulf her: Fanny Ardant embodies all these feelings with extraordinary precision and resonates with the audience in unison. In the tragedy of this love story that appeals to the heart and the divine, the actress is simply magnificent.

When the play ends, the entire audience rises to applaud her thunderously. Fanny is moved to tears, and so are we. We leave the theater, stirred and happy. And on the way home, we remember her words often echoed in interviews: "Love is the great story of life."

"La Blessure & la soif," until June 1st.

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