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|Artist||nicolas genin from Paris, France|
|Credit||66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra)|
|Desc||66ème Festival du Cinéma de Venise (Mostra), 4ème jour (05/09/2009) Photocall avec avec Romain duris, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Patrice Chéreau (réalisateur) pour le film : Persécution|
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French opera and theatre director, filmmaker, actor and producer
Patrice Chéreau is ...
|Born||2 November 1944 in Lézigné|
|Died||7 October 2013 in Paris|
|Age||68 years, 11 months|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||France|
|Manner of death||natural causes|
|Occupation||actor, film director, theatre director, screenwriter, writer, film producer and film actor|
|Nominated for||César Award for Best Original Screenplay, César Award for Best Film, César Award for Best Director, César Award for Best Writing, BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language, César Award for Best Writing, César Award for Best Film, César Award for Best Director, European Film Award: Audience Award for Best Director, César Award for Best Director and César Award for Best Adaptation|
|Position held||President of the Jury at the Cannes Festival|
|Awards||Jury Prize, Golden Bear, Silver Bear for Best Director, Louis Delluc Prize, Molière Award for Best Director, Molière Award for Best Director, Friedrich-Gundolf-Preis, Europe Theatre Prize, César Award for Best Original Screenplay, César Award for Best Director and Goethe Medal|
|Member of||Academy of Arts, Berlin and Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts|
About Patrice Chéreau
Patrice Chéreau was a visionary French artist who left an indelible mark on the worlds of opera, theatre, film, and television. Born in 1944, Chéreau began his career as an actor before transitioning to directing, where he quickly gained a reputation for his innovative and daring productions.
Chéreau's breakthrough came in 1976 with his production of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle at the Bayreuth Festival. The production, which updated the story to the industrial age, was controversial but ultimately hailed as a masterpiece. Chéreau went on to direct numerous other operas, including works by Mozart, Berg, and Janáček, and his productions were known for their psychological depth and political relevance.
In addition to his work in opera, Chéreau was also a prolific theatre director, with notable productions including Jean Genet's "The Balcony" and Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt." He also directed several films, including the critically acclaimed "Queen Margot" (1994), which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Chéreau's work was marked by a commitment to exploring the complexities of human relationships and the political and social forces that shape them. He was known for his collaborative approach to art-making, working closely with actors, designers, and musicians to create works that were both intellectually rigorous and emotionally powerful.
Chéreau passed away in 2013, leaving behind a legacy of groundbreaking and influential work. His impact on the worlds of opera, theatre, and film continues to be felt today, and his commitment to exploring the complexities of the human experience remains an inspiration to artists around the world.
- "Patrice Chéreau, Director of Opera, Theater and Film, Dies at 68." The New York Times, 7 Oct. 2013, www.nytimes.com/2013/10/08/movies/patrice-chereau-director-of-opera-theater-and-film-dies-at-68.html.
- "Patrice Chéreau: A Life in Pictures." The Guardian, 7 Oct. 2013, www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2013/oct/07/patrice-chereau-a-life-in-pictures.
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