Marie-France Pisier

Actor, Screenwriter, Director
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 ... Read more »
Born: 05/09/1944 in Dalat, Lam Dong, VN

Filmography

Actor (45)

L' Inconnu de Vienne 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dans Paris 2007 (Movie)

The Mother (Actor)

Paid 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Inch'Allah Dimanche 2001 (Movie)

Widow (Actor)

Combat d'amour en songe 2000 (Movie)

L'inconnue (Actor)

Sur un air d'autoroute 2000 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

The Ice Rink 2000 (Movie)

The Producer (Actor)

Time Regained 2000 (Movie)

Madame Simone Verdurin (Actor)

Pourquoi pas moi? 1999 (Movie)

Irene--Ariane's Mother (Actor)

The Son of Gascogne 1998 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Marion 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Francois Truffaut: Stolen Portraits 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Seven Sundays 1994 (Movie)

Marion (Actor)

Pourquoi maman est dans mon lit? 1993 (Movie)

Veronique (Actor)

La Note bleue 1991 (Movie)

George Sand--age 42 (Actor)

L' Oeuvre au noir 1988 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

44 ou les recits de la nuit 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Parking 1984 (Movie)

Persephone (Actor)

Les Nanas 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

L' Ami de Vincent 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Prix du Danger 1982 (Movie)

Laurence Ballard (Actor)

Chanel Solitaire 1981 (Movie)

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (Actor)

Der Stille Ozean 1981 (Movie)

Florence (Actor)

Der Zauberberg 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hot Touch 1981 (Movie)

Dr Emilienne Simpson (Actor)

L' As des As 1981 (Movie)

Journalist (Actor)

Miss Right 1980 (Movie)

BB (Actor)

The French Atlantic Affair 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

French Postcards 1979 (Movie)

Mrs Tessier (Actor)

La Banquiere 1979 (Movie)

Colette Lecoudray (Actor)

Love on the Run 1978 (Movie)

Colette (Actor)

The Bronte Sisters 1977 (Movie)

Charlotte Bronte (Actor)

The Other Side of Midnight 1977 (Movie)

Noelle Page (Actor)

Barocco 1976 (Movie)

Nelly (Actor)

Les Apprentis Sorciers 1976 (Movie)

Madame Umlaut (Actor)

Cousin, Cousine 1975 (Movie)

Karine (Actor)

Le Corps de Mon Ennemi 1975 (Movie)

Gilberte (Actor)

Serail 1975 (Movie)

Agathe (Actor)

Celine and Julie Go Boating 1974 (Movie)

Sophie (Actor)

Souvenirs d'en France 1974 (Movie)

Regina (Actor)

Feminin-Feminin 1972 (Movie)

Francoise (Actor)

Le Journal D'Un Suicide 1971 (Movie)

Anarchist Girl (Actor)

Stolen Kisses 1969 (Movie)

Colette Tazzi (Actor)

Love at Twenty 1962 (Movie)

Colette (Actor)

Scruples (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (3)

Le Bal du Gouverneur 1990 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Le Bal du Gouverneur 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love on the Run 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Le Bal du Gouverneur 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

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.

Relationships

Thierry Funck-Brentano

Husband

Mathieu Funck-Brentano

Son

Iris Funck-Brentano

Daughter

Gilles Pisier

Brother
Member of the French Academy of Sciences

Evelyne Pisier

Sister
Former wife of Bernard Kouchner, a French politician and the co-founder of Doctors Without Borders

Francois Truffaut Director

Companion
Had a brief romance with the older, married Truffault

EDUCATION

University of Paris

Paris

Milestones

2006

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

2004

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

2000

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

1999

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

1994

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

1990

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

1982

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

1981

Portrayed Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel in "Chanel Solitaire"

1980

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

1979

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

1979

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

1977

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

1976

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

1975

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

1975

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

1973

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

1968

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

1962

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

Moved to Paris with family at age 12

Born in French Indochina (now Vietnam) and raised in New Caledonia

Penned the best-selling novel Le Bal du gouverneur/The Governor's Party

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