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Zagubieni w miłości · dir. Patrick Chéreau
Austria, France, Germany 2009, 95’

Persecution, the newest film by Patrice Chereau (Cannes, Berlin and Ceasar Award winner), will be screened at the opening of International Film Festival TOFIFEST 2010. It’s an interesting experiment and one of the most abstract Chereau’s movies. Without beginning and ending, it was made from casual, contrasted, strict a bit and colorful shots edited in a spontaneous and illogical way. This is a film about decision — about a choice of forgetting misfortune. I saw this kind of human once. I even know him very well. He fascinates me and involves the whole my imagination — the director said. Thanks to well-matched cast, it was possible to create intensive psychological drama, telling about mysterious, odd and difficult to understand labirynth of unrealised, egocentric and passionate love. Nevertheless, there is one more character in this unpredictable and strange game of feelings and passions — Paris…

Director:Patrick Chéreau
Screenplay:Patrice Chéreau, Anne-Louise Trividic
Music:Éric Neveux
Cinematography:Yves Cape
Editing:François Gedigier
Cast:Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Romain Duris, Gilles Cohen
Awards:Złoty Lew dla Patricka Chereau / Golden Lion for Patrick Chereau – nomination (MFF w Wenecji / IFF in Venice 2009)

Patrick Chereau is one of the most entitled creators of European cinema. He made his debut in 1974, by adaptating James Hadley Chasee’s novel Flesh And The Orchid, a detective film . Queen Margot (1994) was his first great success, awarded in Cannes. Intimacy (2001) was a controversial and experimental film enterprise awarded with Ceasar for the Best Directing. As an actor, Chereau appears on the screen sporadically and usually in supporting roles. He acted in: “Danton” (1982) by Andrzej Wajda, Michael Mann’s “he Last of The Mohicans” (1992) and Michael Haneke’s The Time of The Wolf (2003).