He reveals to him a more contemplative universe and even teaches him to accept death. All these things Monsieur Ibrahim has learnt from his Koran. They are things one could learn elsewhere, but Monsieur Ibrahim has learnt them from his Koran. When Momo is handed Monsieur Ibrahim's old copy, he finds what was in it: dried flowers. His Koran is the text but it is also what Monsieur Ibrahim has placed in it: his life, his way of reading, his interpretation. Spirituality is not about repeating sentences parrot-fashion, but about grasping the meaning and understanding the concept and shades of meaning, the implications.
True spirituality is only worthwhile when obedience and freedom are balanced. There you have the explanation I'm always asked for, the explanation of the mysterious title, Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran. At a time when every shade of fanaticism is rearing its head and religion drawing swords to win victory by force, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's fable, in which man is reconciled with himself, provides a marvellous antidote. Beautiful and generous, full of light and tolerance: such is Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's story. Acted and produced with touching simplicity by Bruno Abraham-Kremer, it makes a wonderful, heart-warming show.
Like an Arabian Night murmured softly in one's ear. A beautiful fable of spiralling threads, from the older man to the child, from Sufism to Judaism - two strands that interweave to form a ribbon of shimmering silk with deep contrasts. There's no lack of meaning but there are also the joy and freedom of sheer fantasy.
From the Rue Bleue to the crescent moon, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's story is funny, sensitive and serious. A real treat.
Pretty fable written by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt and admirably acted by Bruno Abraham-Kremer who conveys the ecumenical message in the grand tradition of Arabian story-tellers without for a moment losing any of his Jewishness and the sense of humour that is so naturally his. The novella is a delight, picturesque, funny, touchingly human but with ideas to teach. A stylistic gem, sparkling with emotion and humour, that tells a simple tale of friendship between a Jewish lad, Momo, and the old Arab grocer of Rue Bleue in Paris.
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt reveals his 'alterity'. With an acrobatic flourish, he has realised Flaubert's dream to 'write a book about nothing, a book dependent on nothing external.
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It may not convince you, but you can't fail to be moved by it. Such simplicity, such proof of happiness inevitably set one thinking, particularly about oneself. A play that will win you over. Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt has written a touching hymn to life. Momo's coming-of-age journey becomes ours.
It is also a tour through grassroots Paris of the sixties when generous-hearted prostitutes jostled with the hoi-poloi. Schmitt is a first-class writer, unafraid to be wildly whimsical. A noble vision of human reconciliation. A show to recommend to all those who think Islam a hysterical religion. Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt has written a beautifully sensitive monologue.
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The temptation to be otherworldly make it no easy task, but Schmitt is adept at avoiding the hazards of fine sentiments and resists laying bare his religious feeling. A real feel-good show that owes much to Bruno Abraham-Kremer's powerful and moving performance. Alone on stage, he exudes his wonderful human compassion. East meets West. A refreshing and delightful show. En route, Monsieur Ibrahim hands down to Momo the magic password of 'true self-love' which alone can bring reconciliation with oneself and therefore with other people.
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