What leader can boast of having directed their troupe for 50 years now? And still be constantly creating and renewing their art without ever losing track of contemporaneity? Ariane Mnouchkine is that athlete and artist who, since the Théâtre du Soleil was created in May 1964, has always placed a high value on artistic excellence and defended her ideal of sharing with actors and audience alike. From the Cartoucherie, a theater deep in the heart of the Vincennes woods near Paris, to New-York through Taiwan, the influence of her commitment has never ceased to spread, thanks to an ever growing public in France and abroad.

Director: Tierry Tomas
Authors : Fabienne Pascaud and Tierry Tomas
Editing : Dominique Barbier
Image : Xavier Liberman
Sound : Clément Bonnardel

A Compagnie des Phares et Balises production, in coproduction with France Télévisions.
With the participation of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée
International sales: CLPB Rights

© France Télévisions - Cie des Phares & Balises - 2014