A story of a mad love, which gradually gives way to tenderness, the correspondence of Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller expresses the constant benevolence that will animate the relationship between these two exceptional writers. Letter after letter, we follow the evolution of their relationships over the years while attending fascinating exchanges on the future of their work and the meaning of writing. Two exceptional characters, without complacency towards each other, united in an essential fidelity, physical, material and literary.
Joana Preiss is an actress in theater and cinema, singer, performer and director. From 1993, she played for ten years the shows of Pascal Rambert. In the cinema, she played in the films of Christophe Honoré, Olivier Assayas, Antoine Barraud, Pia Marais etc. She has also collaborated with artists such as Nan Goldin, Ugo Rondinone and Céleste Boursier Mougenot. After studying classical singing, she founded in 1998 the experimental duo White Tahina. For several years, she creates unique sung performance, interacting with works of art or with musicians from places like Galerie Kamel Mennour, the Cartier Foundation, the cultural space Louis Vuitton, the Silencio etc. The first feature she realized, Siberia, was presented in international competition at the FID Marseille in 2011 and hit theaters in 2012. Her short film Silent Asylum was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2013 then in many festivals and Lands close to Paterson has just been shown at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC on an invitation from Marie Losier. She recently played the cinema in films of Tonino De Bernardi, Vincent Dieutre, Jonathan Millet, Ducournau Julia and Emilio R. Barrachina, and theater in The Moon directed by MaisonDahlBonnema co-produced by Needcompany and currently in The Lady of the camellias staged by Arthur Nauzyciel.
Born in 1978, Olivier Martinaud graduated from the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique in 2004. In 2008, he directed Imbécile, a musical comedy by Olivier Libaux. He created the “garçon pressé” company and converted Christophe Pellet’s Erich von Stroheim to German in Berlin in 2009. He created Mes prix littéraires of Thomas Bernhard at la Loge in 2012. With Nils Haarmann, he translated three plays by Nis-Momme Stockmann from German, including Les Inquiets et les brutes, which he directed at Le Lucernaire in 2015. Since 2004, he has recorded more than a hundred texts for the programmes and fictions of France Culture and France Inter. He also recorded voices for Arte, the Centre Pompidou and several audio books. He is regularly invited to play, perform or read texts in various literary and artistic events and festivals such as the Word Marathon and Actoral.
In theatre, he is preparing the staging of Stéphanie Chaillou’s Le Bruit du monde and Christophe Pellet’s Aphrodisia.
In cinema, he plays the main role in Vincent Dietschy’s next feature film, Notre histoire (2019).
Duration : 1h, followed by a drink