by Mimi Branescu
The Man and The Other Man meet in the middle of the night and go on a philosophical journey together to explore the nature of living. Towards the end they meet The Wreck and realize the repetitive nature of things.
Mimi Branescu was born in 1974 in Lehliu, in the Calarasi region of Romania. He studied acting at the Bucharest Theatre and Film Academy. As an actor, his most important creations include Lucentio in Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (Bulandra Theatre); Bottom in Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (Resita Theatre); Jerry in Zoo Story by Edward Albee (Targoviste Theatre); Valerio in Leonce and Lena by Georg Büchner (Targoviste Theatre). His first play, The Garbage Man, was produced in 2003 by the Act Theatre in Bucharest and by the Fanny Tardini Theatre in Galati. Other plays he has written include Hair Curlers (produced by the Nottara Theatre in Bucharest), The Dragons and The Panel at the End of the Bed (produced by the Maria Filotti Theatre in Braila). He also worked as a film actor in Coffee and cigarettes, directed by Cristi Puiu (Golden Bear in Berlin, 2004), in Filantropica, directed by Nae Caranfil and in "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" (2005, winner – Un Certain Regard Section – at the Cannes Film Festival).