Joana Preiss

(Updated on 12/18/2012)
Joana Preiss © Takao Oshima

Actress, artist, director and musician, Joana Preiss has appeared in films by Christophe Honoré, Olivier Assayas, Nobuhiro Suwa and Pia Marais among others, and in the artwork of Nan Goldin, Ugo Rondinone, Dominique Gonzales Foerster and Céleste Boursier Mougenot. On stage, she has performed in shows by Pascal Rambert and Eléonore Weber.

Trained in opera and contemporary music, she performs regularly, using her voice as an instrument.

She founded the duet White Tahina with Vincent Epplay, and the duet Hiroyuki with Frédéric Danos, with whom she sings poems by Holderlin. She has played recently in Les mouvements du bassin from HPG (Locarno Festival and released in France in November) and in Casa Dolce Casa from Tonino De Bernardi (Torino Film Festival). Sibérie, her first feature film as director, was part of the international competition at FIDMarseille in 2011 and was released in France in June 2012.