In The Comfort of Your Own Home

Christiane Jatahy


  • Christiane Jatahy
  • 12th* e 14th of November
  • 7.00 pm
  • *Conversa com a realizadora e Aida Tavares, do São Luiz Teatro Municipal
  • 84’
  • Normal: 4,00€
  • Discounted: 3,50€
  • (standard discounts)
  • M/6


In 2012, Brazilian artists were invited to take part in an artistic occupation of London as part of the Cultural Olympiad. This project, titled Rio Occupation London, took 30 artists from a wide range of fields – music, theatre, film, visual arts, dance, performance, architecture and design – to stay in London and develop various projects that were spread around its theatres, museums and cultural venues. Christiane Jatahy was the project’s artistic director and produced In the Comfort of Your Own Home: a documentary including all the participating artists, filmed in the homes of English people in different parts of the city. The announcement asked those interested in having work or a performance by an artist from Rio de Janeiro produced in their home to send a letter responding to some questions. This letter served as the basis for the creation of the work and over the course of a month, in a kind of road movie, the encounters of the participating artists and residents of diverse backgrounds were recorded in 30 London homes. The result was shown in a video installation in London and will be exhibited, for the first time, as a documentary film in Lisbon as part of the Artist of the City Biennial 2018.

[Biennial Artist in the City]

Technical Specifications

Created and directed by
Christiane Jatahy

Camera and editing by
Paulo Camacho

Sound mixing
Benhur Machado

Direct sound capture

Assistant director
Alexandre Braz

Participating artists
Domenico Lancellotti
Pedro Miranda
Marcela Levi
Gustavo Ciríaco
Dina Salem Levy
Laura Lima
Bernardo Stumpf
Felipe Rocha
Pedro Rivera
Ratão Diniz
Stella Rabello
João Sánchez
Paulo Camacho
Eduardo Nunes
Robson Rozza
Eric Fuly
Eddu Grau

Temps d’Images/DuplaCena

Created as part Rio Occupation London (Project Conceived in 2012 by the Rio de Janeiro Governo with Support from Petrobras, Produced for People's Palace Projects Brazil and Co-produced by Battersea Arts Centre)

Currently, Christiane Jatahy is an associate artist at Le CentQuatre, Odéon Théâtre de l’Europe and of the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles.

Christiane Jatahy

Christiane Jatahy is an author, theatre director and cinematographer. She has a degree in theatre and journalism and a master’s in art and philosophy. Her work has engaged with different fields of art since 2003. In theatre she has written and directed several plays that cross the line between reality and fiction, actor and character, theatre and audio-visual. They are: Studio Apartment, The Absence that Moves us, All Stories are Fiction and Dry Cut. She directed the film The Absence that Moves us, during 13 continuous hours of filming, without cuts, using three hand-held cameras. The material was edited and is now a feature-length film and a cinematographic performance that has been presented at national and international film festivals and which remained in Brazilian box offices for 12 weeks. The film’s raw footage was also shown on three cinema screens for 13 hours in a cinematographic performance at the Parque Lage Art Gallery. In London she directed the project In the Comfort of Your Home, a documentary-video-installation with performances by 30 Brazilian artists in English homes.
She is currently on tour directing Julia, an adaptation of the play Miss Julie, by Strindberg. Julia is a mixture of theatre and live cinema. The play/film was presented at the main European film festivals and was shown at the CentQuatre in 2012. In 2013 she won the Shell Prize for Best Director for this piece. In 2013, she developed the audiovisual and documentary installation project Utopia.doc, in Paris, Frankfurt and Sao Paulo. In 2014, Espaço Sesc hosted the première of What if They Went to Moscow?, a play and film simultaneously shown in two different spaces, based on The Three Sisters, by Anton Chekhov. In 2015, in Brazil, she won the Shell Questão de Critica and APTR prizes for this piece. What if They Went to Moscow? is still touring festivals in Europe and the United States and was in the box office of the Teatro La Colline for three weeks.
In 2016, concluding the trilogy that began with Julia, Christiane Jatahy produced The Walking Forest, a free adaptation of Macbeth, that combines documentary, performance and live cinema. In 2017, at the invitation of the Comédie-Française, she produced the piece The Rules of the Game, based on the film by Jean Renoir, for the Salle Richelieu. The same year, in Germany, she produced the Moving People project, which talks about immigrants, refugees and the current capitalist system, and In the Solitude of Cotton Fields, a play by Bernard-Marie Koltes, at the invitation of the Thalia Theatre. Currently, Christiane Jatahy is an associate artist of the Odéon Théâtre de l’Europe, the CentQuatre and the Théâtre Nâtional Wallonie-Bruxelles.
International festivals which she has participated in include: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Wiener Festwochen, Zurcher Theater Spektakel, Temps d’Images – CentQuatre Paris, Holland Festival, Venice Biennale, Rotterdam de Keuze Festival, Noordezon Festival, Mousonturm, Hau Hebbel Berlin, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Festival Automne en Normandie, Miadi Levi Slovenia, On the Boards – Seattle, Red Cats – Los Angeles, Temporada Alta Girona, Alkantara Festival Lisboa, Centro Dramático Nacional – Madrid, Thalia Theater – Hamburg, Tempo Festival, Cena Contemporânea Brasília, Fiac Salvador, Porto Alegre em Cena, MIT São Paulo.
In The Comfort of Your Own Home
Christiane Jatahy
7.00 pm, Cinema Ideal
Normal Ticket: 4,00€; Discounted Ticket: 3,50€
210 998 295
In The Comfort of Your Own Home
Christiane Jatahy
7.00 pm, Cinema Ideal
Normal Ticket: 4,00€; Discounted Ticket: 3,50€
210 998 295