18th Manga Division Jury Selections
De Madame Restor (The Madame of Restor)
MISHIMA Yoshiharu [Japan]
De Madame Restor is an annual theatre production organized by high-school second graders. Seven classes each start with the writing of a script, leading to the staging of seven versions of the same play. In one class, preparations are underway for a story centering on an eccentric girl of beautiful appearance. Recurring and changing in the same manner as the narrative, the stories of the students’ troubles come to converge with the play on stage.