The name and the figure on the poster in the center of Lisbon leave no room for doubt.
But still we confirm that it is about Andy Warhol on stage. As origins of pop art are told in musical form by the surprising hand of Gus Van Sant, one of the most consecrated American filmmakers, for the first time author in theater with Andy.
“I had been working for a long time on a project about Warhol, without having really decided in which format. I wanted to bring together all the successes that Andy had in his life to explain how he imposed himself in the artistic world, in the 60s”, he explains Van Sant.
A very young Portuguese cast also brings us the writer Truman Capote or the musician Lou Reed to Dona Maria II National Theater.
The challenge was launched by BoCA – Contemporary Art Biennial – to a director known, among others, for having already won the Palme d’Or in Cannes (Elephant, 2003) and launched a career of actors like Joaquin Phoenix (To die, 1995).
“The dream of going abroad to work internationally – not only in the United States, but in European cinema, doing theater abroad, in English … It was always my dream. And that’s my dream for Portugal and put myself to be part of this … I have no words, it’s too much”, confesses Diogo Fernandes, who plays Andy Warhol.