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"5 x 2" - wersja żeńska i męska
"5 x 2". Feminine and Masculine Versions

Author(s): Sławomir Sikora
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: François Ozon; "5 x 2: Five Times Two"

Summary/Abstract: François Ozon’s “5 x 2” is constructed in an interesting way. It tells the story backwards, which means it decontextualizes the recounted events. One may assume that as they are presented in reverse chronology at least some viewers may have problems in contextualizing some events. As a result, some actions of the main hero (especially his) seem to be hardly intelligible. Ozon has also edited the director’s copy (available only in a DVD set) that tells the same story in chronological order (the changes are practically insignificant). It is hard to say why the other version was made. One may think that it was made for viewers with a lower IQ. The rub is that in this way the meaning of the story is totally changed – that’s why Sikora says we may speak about two versions of the same story: the original one could be a feminine (more interesting and thought-provoking) version and the other chronological story could be called a masculine one, definitely less interesting also psychologically.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 56
  • Page Range: 203-209
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish