Anna Cervinka and Ivo Van Hove win French theatre prizes


The Belgians Anna Cervinka and Ivo Van Hove were both prize winners during 'La nuit des Molières'. This event rewards the best artists and performances over the past theatre season in France.

Anna Cervinka won the Molière for up-and-coming female thanks to her role in Les Enfants du silence, an adaptation of Children of a Lesser God by the American Mark Medoff. The Belgian actress of Czech origin has been a member of La Comédie-Française, one of the most renowned theatre companies in the world, since 2014. She studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.

Ivo van Hove directed the production Les Damnés (The Damned), an adaptation of the film by Luchino Visconti, for La Comédie-Française. The piece won three prizes: one for best performance, another for best visual production and the third for best female lead. Van Hove has been director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam since 2001 and, for the past few years, has been making a name for himself abroad. International theatre companies often call upon his services as a guest director. As a result, Ivo van Hove has won prestigious prizes in cities such as London and New York. And now also Paris. 


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