We Love you, Patricia

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We Love you, Patricia

Twelve years after arriving in Israel from Montreal, Patricia checks into “Bridge of Life,” a drug rehabilitation center, to finally part with what she defines as “her best friend” – drugs. Ophir is Patricia’s charismatic and assertive therapist, who has never been an addict himself. Their conflicts and reconciliations echo with the dynamism of that well known relationship between therapists and patients, and the addiction to drugs is replaced by an addiction to therapy. The film documents Patricia’s rehabilitation, peeling away layer after layer until it reaches the very kernel of her being, surprising and predictable at the same time.  It reveals the most terrible secret of all …

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 1997; Cut, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1997; DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 1999; Chicago Film Festival, USA, 2000

Director: Shiri Shahar

Producer: Micha Sharfstein, Amitan Menelzon

Cinematographer: Guy Livne, Rami Agami

Editor: Einat Glaser-Zarhin

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television`

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: אוהבים אותך פטרישה

Twelve years after arriving in Israel from Montreal, Patricia checks into “Bridge of Life,” a drug rehabilitation center, to finally part with what she defines as “her best friend” – drugs. Ophir is Patricia’s charismatic and assertive therapist, who has never been an addict himself. Their conflicts and reconciliations echo with the dynamism of that well known relationship between therapists and patients, and the addiction to drugs is replaced by an addiction to therapy. The film documents Patricia’s rehabilitation, peeling away layer after layer until it reaches the very kernel of her being, surprising and predictable at the same time.  It reveals the most terrible secret of all …

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 1997; Cut, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1997; DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 1999; Chicago Film Festival, USA, 2000

 

Director: Shiri Shahar

Producer: Micha Sharfstein, Amitan Menelzon

Cinematographer: Guy Livne, Rami Agami

Editor: Einat Glaser-Zarhin

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television`

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: אוהבים אותך פטרישה

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