Marie-france Pisier


Actor

About

Also Known As
Marie France Pisier
Birth Place
Dalat, Lam Dong, VN
Born
May 10, 1944
Cause of Death
Drowned

Biography

A slight, attractive leading lady, born to French parents in Indochina, Pisier moved to Paris with her family at the age of 12 and began acting in films five years later. Her debut was in the Francois Truffaut-directed segment of the omnibus "L'Amour a vingt ans/Love at Twenty" (1962) and she late appeared in Truffaut's "Baiser voles/Stolen Kisses" (1968) and "L'Amour en fuite/Love on th...

Bibliography

"La bal du gouveneur"
Marie-France Pisier

Biography

A slight, attractive leading lady, born to French parents in Indochina, Pisier moved to Paris with her family at the age of 12 and began acting in films five years later. Her debut was in the Francois Truffaut-directed segment of the omnibus "L'Amour a vingt ans/Love at Twenty" (1962) and she late appeared in Truffaut's "Baiser voles/Stolen Kisses" (1968) and "L'Amour en fuite/Love on the Run" (1980), which she also co-wrote. Pisier had made her screenwriting debut with "Celine et Julie vont en bateau/Celine and Julie Go Boating" (1973), in which she also co-starred. She gained widespread public recognition in 1975 as the star of the popular comedy "Cousin, Cousine"--a role which earned her a Best Actress Cesar. Subsequent features include three with director Andre Techine, "Souvenirs en France/French Provincial" (1975), "Barocco" (1976) and "The Bronte Sisters" (1978), in which she portrayed Charlotte.

Pisier attempted to crack the American film industry with "The Other Side of Midnight" (1977), a dull misfire adapted from a Sidney Sheldon novel. She did not fare well with either her TV credits (the 1979 ABC miniseries "The French Atlantic Affair" and 1980's "Scruples") or her second Hollywood film "French Postcards" (1979). Returning to France, she continued to work; in 1990, Pisier made her directorial debut with "Le Bal du gouverneur/The Governor's Party," which she adapted from her own novel. Still gorgeous, she also offered a marvelous turn as the vulgar Madame Verdurin in "Time Regained/Le Temps retrouve" (1999) Raul Ruiz's adaptation of Proust.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Comme un avion (2002)
Director
Le Bal du Gouverneur (1990)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Dans Paris (2006)
Paid (2006)
Comme un avion (2002)
Inch'Allah Dimanche (2001)
Widow
Combat d'amour en songe (2000)
L'Inconnue
Sur un air d'autoroute (2000)
Doctor
Pourquoi pas moi? (1999)
Irene--Ariane'S Mother
Time Regained (1999)
Madame Simone Verdurin
The Ice Rink (1998)
The Producer
Marion (1997)
The Son of Gascogne (1995)
Herself
Seven Sundays (1994)
Pourquoi maman est dans mon lit? (1994)
Veronique
Francois Truffaut: Stolen Portraits (1993)
Herself
La Note bleue (1991)
George Sand--Age 42
L' Oeuvre au noir (1988)
L' Inconnu de Vienne (1986)
Parking (1985)
Persephone
44 ou les recits de la nuit (1985)
Les Nanas (1984)
Le Prix du Danger (1983)
Laurence Ballard
L' Ami de Vincent (1983)
Der Zauberberg (1982)
Ace of Aces (1982)
Journalist
Hot Touch (1982)
Der Stille Ozean (1982)
Chanel Solitaire (1981)
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
Miss Right (1981)
Bb
La Banquiere (1980)
Colette Lecoudray
French Postcards (1979)
Love on the Run (1979)
The Bronte Sisters (1978)
The Other Side of Midnight (1977)
Les Apprentis Sorciers (1977)
Madame Umlaut
Le Corps de Mon Ennemi (1976)
Gilberte
Serail (1976)
Agathe
Barocco (1976)
Nelly
Cousin, Cousine (1975)
Karine
Souvenirs d'en France (1975)
Regina
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Sophie
Feminin-Feminin (1973)
Francoise
Le Journal D'Un Suicide (1972)
Anarchist Girl
Stolen Kisses (1969)
Colette Tazzi
Trans-Europ-Express (1968)
Eva
Love at Twenty (1963)
Colette

Writer (Feature Film)

Le Bal du Gouverneur (1990)
Screenwriter
Love on the Run (1979)
Screenplay
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Screenwriter

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Son of Gascogne (1995)
Other
Francois Truffaut: Stolen Portraits (1993)
Other
Le Bal du Gouverneur (1990)
Source Material (From Novel)

Cast (Short)

Antoine and Colette (1962)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Scruples (1980)
The French Atlantic Affair (1979)

Life Events

1962

Film acting debut as Colette in Francois Truffaut's "Antoine et Colette" segment of omnibus feature, "Love at Twenty"

1968

Appeared in Truffaut's "Baiser voles/Stolen Kisses"

1973

Screenwriting debut as co-writer, "Celine et Julie vont en bateau/Celine and Julie Go Boating"

1975

First film with director Andre Techine, "Souvenirs en France/French Provincial"

1975

Received international success with "Cousin Cousine"; won a Cesar award

1976

Once again worked with director Techine in "Barocco," opposite Gérard Depardieu

1977

First US feature, "The Other Side of Midnight," based on the novel by Sidney Sheldon

1979

Third film with director Techine, playing Charlotte Brontë in "Le Soeurs Brontë"

1979

Cast in the ABC miniseries, "The French Atlantic Affair"

1980

Once again joined Francois Truffaut for "L'Amour en fuite/Love on the Run"; also co-wrote

1981

Portrayed Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel in "Chanel Solitaire"

1982

Cast opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo in the comedy, "L'As Des As/The Ace of Aces"

1990

Made her directorial debut with "Le Bal du gouverneur/The Governor's Party," which she adapted from her own novel

1994

Co-starred with Thierry Lhermitte in "Tous les Jours Dimanche"

1999

Portrayed the vulgar Madame Verdurin in Raul Ruiz's adaptation of Proust, "Time Regained/Le Temps retrouve"

2000

Played a well-off military widow in "Inch' allah Sunday"

2004

Cast as the mother of Louise in Laurence Ferreira Barbosa's "Ordo"

2006

Cast as the Mother in "Dans Paris/Inside Paris"

Videos

Movie Clip

Antoine And Colette (1962) - His Adolescent Dream Opening the short film which producer Renzo Rossellini invited Francois Truffaut to make, thus beginning the many Adventures Of Antoine Doinel which followed The 400 Blows, 1959, Jean-Pierre Leaud resuming the role, in Antoine And Colette, 1962.
Antoine And Colette (1962) - Don't Start With Victor Hugo Early in their courtship, Jean-Pierre Leaud is not-quite annoyed that Marie-France Pisier (title characters) missed the latest youth concert, then meeting her interested parents (Rosy Varte, Francois Darbon), in Francois Truffaut's first The 400 Blows sequel, Antoine And Colette, 1962.
Love On The Run (1979) - A Girl In The Sack Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud) drops by the record store to cancel with Sabine (Dorothee), then hurries with Christine (Claude Jade) to their divorce hearing, each of them recalling events from earlier in the Francois Truffaut film series, in the final installment, Love On The Run, 1979.
Love On The Run (1979) - What Good Is A Divorce? Rushing to work from his divorce hearing, Antoine (Jean-Pierre Leaud) wondering why he bothers, while lawyer Colette (Marie-France Pisier, co-screenwriter and co-star from an earlier installment in the Francois Truffaut film series) wonders what he's been up to, in Love On The Run, 1979.
Cousin, Cousine (1975) - You Guys Having Fun? Stranded together after a wedding, distant cousins Marthe (Marie-Christine Barrault) and Ludovic (Victor Lanoux) killing time until their philandering spouses (Marie-France Pisier, Guy Marchand) return, early in Cousin, Cousine, 1975.

Bibliography

"La bal du gouveneur"
Marie-France Pisier