Joana Preiss

Joana Preiss (born 22 May 1972) is a French actress, director, singer, and performer. Joana Preiss has starred in the films of Christophe Honoré, Olivier Assayas, Nobuhiro Suwa and Pia Marais, and has also collaborated with Nan Goldin in her works. She has also worked with Ugo Rondinone, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. She has performed on stage in the shows of Pascal Rambert and Eleanor Weber. She was trained in classical singing and contemporary music, and regularly performs in concerts. She founded the duo White Tahina with Vincent Epplay, Hiroyuki, and Frédéric Danos, in which she sings poems by Hölderlin. In 2011 she directed her first film Sibérie. Source: Article "Joana Preiss" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

2

Paris, Je T'Aime (2006)

EnjoyableFunnyOriginalBeautiful

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

The Unpolished (2007)

Stevie, a precocious 14-year-old girl must cope with the instabilities of her immoderate parents. When they decide to move to a small provincial town in Germany, Stevie attempts to slip into a normal life. Whilst her parents playfully escape their responsibilities, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pia Marais
CAST:  Ceci Chuh  •  Pascale Schiller  •  Georg Friedrich  •  Joana Preiss

Stevie, a precocious 14-year-old girl must cope with the instabilities of her immoderate parents. When they decide to move to a small provincial town in Germany, Stevie attempts to slip into a normal life. Whilst her parents playfully escape their responsibilities, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pia Marais
CAST:  Ceci Chuh  •  Pascale Schiller  •  Georg Friedrich  •  Joana Preiss

Hip Moves (2012)

Hervé is a lonely man who lives only for his self-defense courses. Fired from the zoo where he works because he depresses the animals, he becomes a night watchman in a factory. To pass the time, he watches the comings and goings of a strange pair of lovers: his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hervé P. Gustave
CAST:  Rachida Brakni  •  Joana Preiss  •  Eric Cantona  •  Jérôme Le Banner

Hervé is a lonely man who lives only for his self-defense courses. Fired from the zoo where he works because he depresses the animals, he becomes a night watchman in a factory. To pass the time, he watches the comings and goings of a strange pair of lovers: his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hervé P. Gustave
CAST:  Rachida Brakni  •  Joana Preiss  •  Eric Cantona  •  Jérôme Le Banner

Bad Girl (2012)

Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Mille
CAST:  Carole Bouquet  •  Izïa Higelin  •  Bob Geldof  •  Arthur Dupont

Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Mille
CAST:  Carole Bouquet  •  Izïa Higelin  •  Bob Geldof  •  Arthur Dupont

Mary, Queen of Scots (2013)

The life and death of the Scottish monarch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Imbach
CAST:  Camille Rutherford  •  Sean Biggerstaff  •  Aneurin Barnard  •  Edward Hogg

The life and death of the Scottish monarch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Imbach
CAST:  Camille Rutherford  •  Sean Biggerstaff  •  Aneurin Barnard  •  Edward Hogg

Accomplices (2010)

Two police detectives investigate the murder of a high-end male prostitute, and his relationship with his girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Mermoud
CAST:  Emmanuelle Devos  •  Nina Meurisse  •  Cyril Descours  •  Gilbert Melki

Two police detectives investigate the murder of a high-end male prostitute, and his relationship with his girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Mermoud
CAST:  Emmanuelle Devos  •  Nina Meurisse  •  Cyril Descours  •  Gilbert Melki

A Perfect Couple (2005)

A French couple has been living in Lisbon for years, and they return to Paris for a friend's wedding. They announce to another friend they are having dinner with that they are going to split.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiro Suwa
CAST:  Valeria Bruni‑Tedeschi  •  Nathalie Boutefeu  •  Louis-Do de Lencquesaing  •  Joana Preiss

A French couple has been living in Lisbon for years, and they return to Paris for a friend's wedding. They announce to another friend they are having dinner with that they are going to split.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiro Suwa
CAST:  Valeria Bruni‑Tedeschi  •  Nathalie Boutefeu  •  Louis-Do de Lencquesaing  •  Joana Preiss

Late August, Early September (1999)

A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a lover that no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Assayas
CAST:  Mathieu Amalric  •  Virginie Ledoyen  •  François Cluzet  •  Jeanne Balibar

A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a lover that no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Assayas
CAST:  Mathieu Amalric  •  Virginie Ledoyen  •  François Cluzet  •  Jeanne Balibar

In Paris (2006)

Paul, depressed from his recent break-up with Anna, returns home to Paris and moves back in with his divorced father and amorous younger brother, Jonathan. While his carefree sibling and doting father try in vain to cheer him up, a visit from his mother seems to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Honoré
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Louis Garrel  •  Joana Preiss  •  Guy Marchand

Paul, depressed from his recent break-up with Anna, returns home to Paris and moves back in with his divorced father and amorous younger brother, Jonathan. While his carefree sibling and doting father try in vain to cheer him up, a visit from his mother seems to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Honoré
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Louis Garrel  •  Joana Preiss  •  Guy Marchand

Boarding Gate (2007)

A sordid and complex series of events unfolds when an ex-prostitute becomes involved with a couple in Hong Kong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Assayas
CAST:  Asia Argento  •  Michael Madsen  •  Kelly Lin  •  Kim Gordon

A sordid and complex series of events unfolds when an ex-prostitute becomes involved with a couple in Hong Kong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Assayas
CAST:  Asia Argento  •  Michael Madsen  •  Kelly Lin  •  Kim Gordon

Ma mère (2004)

Based on George Bataille's posthumous and controversial novel: When his father dies, a young man is introduced by his attractive, amoral mother to a world of hedonism and depravity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Honoré
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Louis Garrel  •  Joana Preiss  •  Emma de Caunes

Based on George Bataille's posthumous and controversial novel: When his father dies, a young man is introduced by his attractive, amoral mother to a world of hedonism and depravity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Honoré
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Louis Garrel  •  Joana Preiss  •  Emma de Caunes

Close to Leo (2002)

When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV positive, his family quickly rallies around him. Leo travels to Paris with his youngst brother Marcel for treatment. When Leo tries to push his brother away to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Honoré
CAST:  Yaniss Lespert  •  Pierre Mignard  •  Marie Bunel  •  Rodolphe Pauly

When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV positive, his family quickly rallies around him. Leo travels to Paris with his youngst brother Marcel for treatment. When Leo tries to push his brother away to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Honoré
CAST:  Yaniss Lespert  •  Pierre Mignard  •  Marie Bunel  •  Rodolphe Pauly

Portrait of the Artist (2015)

A famous filmmaker works on his next film, which will focus on monstrosity. He is obsessed by the idea of finding a painting that will be central to the film and will crystallize all the power and beauty of monsters. But what he doesn't show to anyone, not even his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Barraud
CAST:  Bertrand Bonello  •  Jeanne Balibar  •  Géraldine Pailhas  •  Joana Preiss

A famous filmmaker works on his next film, which will focus on monstrosity. He is obsessed by the idea of finding a painting that will be central to the film and will crystallize all the power and beauty of monsters. But what he doesn't show to anyone, not even his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Barraud
CAST:  Bertrand Bonello  •  Jeanne Balibar  •  Géraldine Pailhas  •  Joana Preiss

 (more)

DIRECTION:  Aurélia Barbet
CAST:  Gabrielle Lazure  •  Lolita Chammah  •  Sabine Londault  •  Cyril Descours

Jour et nuit, delle donne e degli uomini perduti (2014)

Portraits of women, stories from their past and their present as prostitutes working between Italy and France (and Brazil). Women who used to think they were lost, and men just as lost as them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tonino De Bernardi
CAST:  Lou Castel  •  Joana Preiss  •  Joana Curvo  •  Claudia Marelli

Portraits of women, stories from their past and their present as prostitutes working between Italy and France (and Brazil). Women who used to think they were lost, and men just as lost as them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tonino De Bernardi
CAST:  Lou Castel  •  Joana Preiss  •  Joana Curvo  •  Claudia Marelli

Lands Close to Paterson (2013)

In New York to present her film Siberia, Joana Preiss documents the city through its pace and meetings. We are wrapped in a mysterious journey through her imagination, which is both breathtaking and hypnotic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joana Preiss
CAST: 

In New York to present her film Siberia, Joana Preiss documents the city through its pace and meetings. We are wrapped in a mysterious journey through her imagination, which is both breathtaking and hypnotic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joana Preiss
CAST: 

Sibérie (2012)

Filmed entirely by Preiss and her then lover, Dumont, mostly in the claustrophobia of a train car on the Trans-Siberian Railway, Siberia is an intense and raw observation of a relationship’s denouement. With unflinching honesty and a Direct Cinema approach, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joana Preiss
CAST:  Bruno Dumont  •  Joana Preiss

Filmed entirely by Preiss and her then lover, Dumont, mostly in the claustrophobia of a train car on the Trans-Siberian Railway, Siberia is an intense and raw observation of a relationship’s denouement. With unflinching honesty and a Direct Cinema approach, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joana Preiss
CAST:  Bruno Dumont  •  Joana Preiss

The War in Paris (2002)

In Paris, in 1943, Jules, a 19-year-old Jew, lived without an ideal, tossed about by circumstances. He becomes in turn a traitor then a hero. Thomas, his fifteen-year-old brother, wants to act and fight in resistance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yolande Zauberman
CAST:  Élodie Bouchez  •  Jérémie Renier  •  Grégoire Colin  •  Julien Le Gallou

In Paris, in 1943, Jules, a 19-year-old Jew, lived without an ideal, tossed about by circumstances. He becomes in turn a traitor then a hero. Thomas, his fifteen-year-old brother, wants to act and fight in resistance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yolande Zauberman
CAST:  Élodie Bouchez  •  Jérémie Renier  •  Grégoire Colin  •  Julien Le Gallou

The Full House (2018)

Antoine, a bachelor party-goer, gets new roommates: Jeanne and her two children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmanuel Gillibert
CAST:  Arnaud Ducret  •  Louise Bourgoin  •  Timéo Bolland  •  Caroline Piette

Antoine, a bachelor party-goer, gets new roommates: Jeanne and her two children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmanuel Gillibert
CAST:  Arnaud Ducret  •  Louise Bourgoin  •  Timéo Bolland  •  Caroline Piette
2