Between dreamlike fiction and factual reality, Dimanche paints a witty and tender portrait of humanity surprised by the uncontrollable forces of nature.
A family is about to spend their Sunday together, a family tradition. But the walls are shaking, strong winds and torrential rain rage outside and the storm has only just begun.
Amidst this climatic chaos, the protagonists absurdly attempt to maintain a normal family life. In doing so, Dimanche observes the ingenuity and stubbornness of humans as they try to preserve their day-to-day habits, going to absurd extremes to keep up a sense of normalcy despite the chaos of an ecological collapse.
Meanwhile, three travelling wildlife reporters are doing their best to document the apocalypse. They film, with what little equipment they have, Earth’s last living species: three wild animals on the brink of extinction.
In August 2018, Cie Focus & Cie Chaliwaté presented Backup, a 30 minute performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Dimanche is the 80 minute full length version of that show.