Patrice Chéreau has lived in the Marais, rue de Braque. This district will be hers forever. Paris is preparing to pay homage to one of its greatest playwrights. “The cinema is the place of the real and of life,” he said. The place Patrice-Chéreau will be inaugurated Saturday, September 28, at 11am, at the corner of rue des Archives and the Haudriettes, a few tens of metres of the old apartment. “Paris is part of its history, a tremendous artist,” says the alderman to the Culture of the city of Paris, Christophe Girard

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The place Patrice-Chéreau will be inaugurated at the intersection of rue des Archives and of the Haudriettes. Screen Capture Google Maps

passed away on October 7, 2013 at 68 years of age, Patrice Chéreau is one of the great names in French theatre, cinema and opera. As early as the 1960s, he surrounds himself with interior designer Richard Peduzzi, to the lighting designer André Diot and costume designer Jacques Schmidt, who will accompany him in many productions. He continued the strokes of genius: the streets bathed in the blood of the Massacre at Paris (Marlowe) in Villeurbanne, a Quarrel of Marivaux brilliant Gaiety, a Peer Gynt which reveals to Dominique Blanc at the théâtre de la Ville, Screens to the Almond trees…

He received two Molière awards to the director, for Hamlet in 1989 and In the solitude of cotton fields in 1996, as well as two Molières of the public theatre for The Time and the Room in 1992 and Phædrus in 2003.

In 1994, his film La Reine Margot receives the Jury prize at Cannes and the actress (given to Virna Lisi), as well as five Césars the following year. He is the director of The wounded Man (1983), Those who love me will take the train (1998), His Brother (2003). In front of the camera, it is the Camille Desmoulins in Andrzej Wajda in Danton the Bonaparte directed by Youssef Chahine. It also appears in the Last of The Mohicans of Michael Mann, Time regained Raoul Ruiz, The Time of the wolf by Michael Haneke, and has chaired the jury of the Cannes film Festival in 2003.

His work in theatre has also opened the doors of the opera house, as its master, Giorgio Strehler. In 1976, Wolfgang Wagner entrusted him with the staging of the Ring of the centenary, led by Pierre Boulez. Stroke of genius who is still a reference today. Too years later, it is Lulu of Alban Berg at the Opera of Paris. Follow Wozzeck at the Théâtre du Châtelet, and then Don Giovanni Salzburg Tristan and Isolde to the Scala, and Cosi fan tutte , of Mozart. His latest show, Elektra , Richard Strauss, had made a sensation at the festival of Aix-en-Provence in 2013.