“The story begins like hundreds of other stories: a mother, a father and a son. For years, maybe forever, no one in that family knew how to say an honest word to anyone. Now the son has grown up, gone to live as far away as possible, and sometimes he visits them – after all he loves them and he needs them, and this time he hopes that honest words will come. Parents also love their son, and they would love him even more, if only they knew what the mistake was, what the reason was and who was to blame for the fact that their child is not “like the rest of the normal world”. Everything would be fine, but the only problem is that the son is already the same as the normal world. An intimate, honest, poetic, humorous, and at times tragic story about parents who deep down can’t find a way to accept the identity of their gay son. Even though they think they have tried everything, they remain prisoners of conditional love, which is the only thing they are ready for.” - Biljana Srbljanović, playwright.

Heartefact (SRB)
Directed by: Patrik Lazić


Performed in Serbian, with Hungarian, Romanian and English surtitles

This project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in the year 2023" and is funded by the City of Timișoara, through the Center for Projects.

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