Each generation has a right to its own Romeo and Juliet. However, even if the actors are young and beautiful, there is little place for romance in Simon De Vos’ version.
He situates Shakespeare’s love story in a conflict that is never named but resonates in UN resolutions and violated truces.
The tragedy lies not in the impossible love itself but rather in the conditions that make love impossible.
De Vos manages to update the story without allowing it becoming artificial for a single moment