Fortissimo

Fortissimo

Original title
Fortissimo
2019
Language
French
Switzerland
Humour/Satire
Music
20 min
This film is part of the follwing short film programme:
Synopsis
A pianist arrives in her new flat. But as soon as she rehearses, her neighbour tries everything possible to stop her from playing. The reason : she hates classical music. Soon enough, a sound war starts between the two women, very rapidly involving everyone in the building. When the police arrive, they witness a crowd of hysterical neighbours shouting at each other and take the side of the pianist, the only one who at that moment, after a moment of intense madness, is playing a serene Mozart piece.
Director(s)
Janine Piguet
Script
Janine Piguet
Cast
Janine Piguet, Laure Balon, Francis Coffinet, Fabien Jegoudez, Bettina Kenney, Elidan Arzoni, Miami Themo
Director’s biography
Janine Piguet has just finished acting the main part of Bibi in Old Boys, Jean- François Amiguet’s latest feature film (la méridienne, l’écrivain public, au sud des nuages,…). Recently nominated for the swiss film award 2019 for the film Bacha Posh, (for best producer), she is currently working in different european countries in english, french, italian, german and swiss german as an actress. Janine trained as an actress and stage director at ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ in Paris, and with the prestigious European ACT (Actors Centre & RADA – London; Stadt Theater Mitte – Berlin; Comédie Française – Paris). Her career began on stage in Paris before getting hired in the french film "FLA" ( semaine de la critique, Cannes 2014) that opened a door to different film projects in France (Faeryland), Germany (the interphone), Switzerland (Old boys and Fortissimo) and England (I-Art), mostly as a lead actress. In 2019, she acts in different films as a lead ; in Old boys, she is a cheeky barmaid, trying to find out who is her father, in "The interphone" (T.Pradervand, German), she is a jazz singer, in "Fortissimo" (J. Piguet, french), a crazy pianist in "I-Art" by Alex dos Santos, she plays a mother who has just lost her daughter (english). She is also often working on stage as an actress in France and Switzerland. She has directed two short films so far, "jusqu’aux étoiles (to the stars) and Fotissimo (2019). She is also trained in Singing (opera and Jazz) and piano (semi-professional level). On the writing side, she has been developping the treatment of a feature with Francis Reusser, a swiss director (Derborence).