In “Battlefield”, the internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière revisit the great Indian epic “The Mahabharata”, thirty years after Brook’s legendary production took world theatre by storm.
The devastation of Kurukshetra war is tearing the Bharata family apart. The new king, Yudhishthira, is trying to work out how can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused.
Marie-Hélène Estienne, the co-director, believed that the Mahabharata never leaves you. The Mahabharata is not simply a book, nor a vast series of books, it is an immense canvas covering all the aspects of human existence. In it, we find all the questions of our lives, in a way that is at once contemporary and urgent. Over many thousands of years the Mahabharata shows us, in an always-unexpected way, how to open our eyes to what reality demands.