Bernard-Henri Levy will present his play “Hotel Europe” in Lviv


On May 28 in Lviv there will be a unique event – French playwright, writer and philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy’s play “Hotel Europe”. The play will be staged in Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Solomiya Kryshelnytska, beginning at 7.30pm. The play is dedicated to the events of Maidan.

The play will be demonstrated as part of Lviv Media Forum, supported by the Lviv City Council, French Embassy in Ukraine. General partner – Ukraine’s only golf resort «Superior Golf & SPA Resort». Official air carrier – “UIA”, media partner – “24″ news channel.

The play itself is a monologue consisting of 5 acts. The action takes place on June 27, 2014 in Sarajevo, on the eve of memorial activities to commemorate a hundred years since the beginning of the First World War. The main character is a writer who needs to prepare a speech. The settings – a hotel in which he was 20 years ago. Millions are waiting for his speech about Europe, its fundamental values, its future and current state of mind. He is alone in a closed room looking for inspiration in old photographs and documents. The leitmotif through the entire play is the theme of Ukrainian Maidan, Ukrainian struggle for the right to live in a free country – a reminder for whole Europe about what the real democracy markers are and what the price people have to pay for a decent life is.

We shall recall that Bernard-Henri Levy will present an inaugural speech “History – the favorite handbook tyrants” at Lviv Media Forum.

Bernard-Henri Levy is a philosopher, writer, director, political journalist (France). One of the founders of the “New Philosophers” school, a critic of contemporary Marxism. Fighter against Muslim fundamentalism.
Travelled to India to cover the Bangladesh Liberation War against Pakistan.

He has written more than 20 books on topical political issues.

Covered the conflict in former Yugoslavia. Headed the State film commission of France. Conducted reports from Georgia during the war in 2008.

During the Winter Olympics in Sochi he called upon the European athletes not to participate in the Games in protest against the violence in Kyiv.

At the stage of the “Euromaidan”, Bernard-Henri Levy delivered a speech, which was afterwards published in the “Le Monde” newspaper entitled “We are all Ukrainians”.

* Invitations to the play for the participants of Lviv Media Forum are free of charge. In order to get the invitation you have to pre-register in the form the participants received at their e-mail and then obtain the invitation at the registration of the forum the day the performance is to be held.