The Metamorphosis (10+)
‘As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect.’
Gregor works hard in a job which he dislikes in a society which he does not understand, but which allows him to provide a decent life for his family. Following his shocking metamorphosis into a giant insect he finally begins to learn what makes him human. But is it too late? As he adapts to his new life, Gregor grows ever more distant from the world, struggling to hold on to his humanity.
Franz Kafka’s story of a misfit trying to adapt to his busy world is as relevant in today’s world as it ever was. This new adaptation of a classic tale of alienation explores the many aspects of modern life which conspire to isolate us, and the parts of being human which bring us closer together.
Running time: 120 minutes, including interval.