Fortissimo

A Film by Janine Piguet

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. The pianist, in a moment of madness plays the same Rachmaninov over and over till she faints, while the rest of the neighbors fight over everyday problems from one window to another. 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

  • Picture of Janine Piguet © Janine Piguet

    Janine Piguet

    Janine Piguet is an actress, scriptwriter and newly, a director. Fortissimo is her second film and the first film for witch Janine get's grants from the public film commissions in Switzerland. It's the story of her mother. She has also directed " to the stars" (40 festivals, 4 awards). Janine has trained as an actress and director at les Enfants Terribles, in Paris, and with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts's European Act Programme involving the Actor's center, La Comédie Française (Paris) and the Mittstadttheater Berlin. In 2019, she has been nominated for the Swiss film awards as best producer for Bacha Posh. In 2019 she has also acted in the main part of J.F Amiguet's last feature film with Bernard Verley as a co-actor. She has also worked as a scriptwriter for Francis Reusser.

Awards + Festivals

  • 2nd UNDER THE STARS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Finalist, Bari , Italy)January 18, 2020
  • 8th CLUJSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj, Romania)April 3, 2020
  • *BEST MUSIC COMEDY* & *BEST ACTRESS*
    1st SOUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)April 30, 2020
  • 14th VOX FEMINAE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)May 11, 2020
  • 5th LIFF - LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)June 22, 2020
  • 2nd GIFF - GEELONG INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Geelong, Victoria, Australia)July 17, 2020
  • 4th MALTATESTASHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Forli Cesena , Italy)August 22, 2020
  • 5th WORKING TITLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vicenza, Italy)September 29, 2020
  • 4th AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Münsingen, Berne, Switzerland)November 13, 2020

Crew

Director
Janine Piguet
Screenplay
Janine Piguet
Producer
Thierry Pradervand
Director of Photography
Thierry Pradervand
Art Direction
Thierry Pradervand, Cinzia Fossati
Costume Design
Christelle Santabarbara
Sound
Mitch Gasser
Editor
Julie Quintard
Sound Design
Mitch Gasser

Cast

The Pianist
Janine Piguet
Neighbour
Laure Balon
Neighbour's Husband
Francis Coffinet

Details

Running Time
20:50 min
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

inred production
Thierry Pradervand
au village 40
1551 vers-chez-Perrin

+4126 660 87 92
films@inredproduction.ch
www.inredproduction.ch/

DIRECTOR

Janine Piguet

+41 795 073209
contact@janinepiguet.com
www.janinepiguet.com/