• Noorderzon: Mariano Pensotti / Grupo Marea
      El Público

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    • partner programme
  • Film (Dutch premiere) | Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The performance is set to begin shortly. The audience trickles into the hall to be seated, full of anticipation. They leaf through the programme yet again: a performance about Argentinian state debt in 2001. We then cut to the end of the performance, when the audience leaves the theatre, touched. In El Público, by the world-renowned Argentinian writer, film and theatrical director Mariano Pensotti, we follow eleven fictitious audience members. In individually shot segments, we hear how they experienced their night at the theatre, discussing it with friends, relatives and colleagues: their reflection on the complex play they have just seen. It is a play that we only become acquainted with through their stories, which simultaneously provides a strong perspective on their lives and Buenos Aires society. Although the film was made prior to the coronavirus crisis, Pensotti poses extremely relevant questions: Who is it that visits a play? What does it mean to experience something together and how do these stories influence our lives?

    Pensotti has presented a number of very well-received projects at Noorderzon, so we are proud to be able to include him in our summer programme.

  • Corona
  • In order to follow the RIVM guidelines and to ensure everyone’s safety, capacity is limited. Please read the measures before purchasing a ticket.

  • Noorderzon Summer Programme
  • With the festival cancelled, Noorderzon brings you 6 summer weeks filled with a typical Noorderzon programme, presented to small live audiences.
    Noorderzon offers a mix of new and celebrated shows from previous editions. International and local shows, film, installations, audio tours, lectures, a reading marathon and a weekly talkshow. The events take place all over the city, also in Grand Theatre.

  • Ticket sales
  • Tickets for the special NoorderZomerProgramma will only be sold online through the Noorderzon website. The current availability of tickets is shown there.


  • screenwriter and director Mariano Pensotti
 | art director Mariana Tirantte | music Diego Vainer | cinematographer/DOP María Soledad Rodríguez
 | artistic production Florencia Wasser | assistent director Agustín Gagliardi | 
co-production Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires, Grupo Marea

  • Prices
  • Regular: €7,50
  • Language
  • Spanish spoken, English subtitles.
    Suitable for those with a hearing impairment.

  • Length
  • 83 minutes

  • Corona
  • In order to follow the RIVM guidelines and to ensure everyone’s safety, capacity is limited. Please read the measures before purchasing a ticket.

  • Noorderzon Summer Programme
  • With the festival cancelled, Noorderzon brings you 6 summer weeks filled with a typical Noorderzon programme, presented to small live audiences.
    Noorderzon offers a mix of new and celebrated shows from previous editions. International and local shows, film, installations, audio tours, lectures, a reading marathon and a weekly talkshow. The events take place all over the city, also in Grand Theatre.

  • Ticket sales
  • Tickets for the special NoorderZomerProgramma will only be sold online through the Noorderzon website. The current availability of tickets is shown there.