Lost for Passion / Perdues d’amour

by Keren Moriano

(Documentary, France, 2022, 60’, C/NB, OV)
written by Michaël Delmar

Lost for Passion

This documentary tells the story of the passionate and thwarted loves of four actresses who were stars in their times. Lya de Putti, the star of Phantom by F.W. Murnau (1922) and Variété (1935) by E.A. Dupont, loved her profession but died when she failed to make the transition to the talkies. Mireille Balin, irresistibly seductive with Gabin in Lady Killer (1937) paid dearly for her love affair with a German officer during the Occupation. Belinda Lee, the English actress who became a star at Cinecittà and a mainstay of la dolce vita, died shortly after her separation from the Prince Orsini, one of the great names of the Italian aristocracy. And Laura Antonelli, the star of Malizia and a long-time companion of Jean-Paul Belmondo, who did not survive her breakup with the last love of her life. Stars, celebrities and adored, but women above all…

Michaël Delmar
Michaël Delmar is a writer and screenwriter. He is known for his book Jeanne Moreau, portrait of a woman. He collaborated on the dialogues of Jean Becker’s feature film Élisa. With Gilles Nadeau and Sophie Agacinski, Michaël Delmar directed and wrote L’Etoile Noire, a documentary broadcast on France 5, Stars en Clair-Obscur pour France 3. He has also shot, in collaboraiton with S. Agacinski, 25 film portraits of actors and directors, among which: Juliette Gréco. Elle. Belle. RebelleAmor Roma, les années dolce vitaCatherine FrotClotilde Courau, une actrice rock…mantiqueLeslie Caron, une Parisienne à HollywoodJane Birkin, une Anglaise à ParisJean-Marc Thibault, du rire aux larmesCatherine Spaak, une Parisienne à RomeLaurent MaletCatherine Breillat.

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Keren Moriano
Keren Moriano

Keren Moriano is a French actress, director, and producer who graduated from CNSAD and EICAR. She has worked most notably with Marceline Loridan Ivens, Philippe Bérenger, Olivier Lorelle, Hervé Palud, Eric Guirado and Anne Villacèque. Her first short subject Memoirs of a Disturbed Young Lady (2011 won several awards, among which the Grand Prix at the Nimes Film Festival. With her own production company, Options Production, she produced Full Orchestra (2017) with Lolita Chammah and Yannick Choirat and Ictus Erotique (2015) with Vanessa Guide and Benjamin Lavernhe. In 2019, she directed the short film, based on a script by Michaël Delmar and choreographed by Bianca Li, Sentiments distingués (2019), that has participated in nearly thirty international festivals. Lost for Passion is their second collaboration.

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