Biography

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Janine Piguet has the main part of Bibi in Old Boys, Jean-François Amiguet’s latest feature film, coming out in 2022 in theaters and on TV (TSR). In Old boys, she is a cheeky barmaid, trying to find out who is her father (Zoé, Bernard Verley). She also acted the main part in lost in my heart (T.Pradervand, German), a short film in which she is a melancholic jazz singer, and the main part of a crazy pianist in the shorfilm Fortissimo (Inredproduction, french) for which she has won 9 awards for best actress. She has also acted in Sacha (TSR) Chroma, by Jean-Laurent Chautems (PS production, TSR), and Deathcember by Alyosha Saari (segment “ring my bell”, Epic Pictures Group) which is in festivals all over the world at the moment. She has been nominated for the Swiss Film Award 2019 for the film Bacha Posh, (best producer). Janine works in English, French, Italian, German and Swiss German.

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY

Janine only opens her luggage to take summerdresses out and put walking shoes in. She trades a plane for a train, a train for a bicycle, a bicycle for a rowing boat … She knows train agents as well as her neighbours and airport halls as thourougly as her garden.
She travelled so much being first a tropical biologist and then an actress, that she feels home in the funniest places, even those without electricity or running water.
She has favourite cafés all over the world for coffee or white earl grey where she loves to write and to dream. Earth is her home.

In love with stories and keen to tell them, she yearns to act in movies all over the world, in many different langages. For the parts she acts, she is happy to take up challenges like singing, dancing, playing the piano, learning romanian, fighting and many more (just come up with them !).

She likes long walks in nature and going through towns. Jazz and opera, but mainly shootings on the other side of the globe where she can get with a plane, a train, a bycicle, a rowing boat… as long as she travels, everything’s good.

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AWARDS

2021 Mumbai film awards : best actor (Janine Piguet)

2021 Asti film festival : nomination for best actress

2020 Best actress : Sweden film awards

2020 Honorable mention best actress : New York movie awards

2020 Best female performance : Best Istanbul film fest

2020 best actress : Soundance international film fest

2020 Best actress : silver award , Hollywood gold awards

2020 Best actress gold award : Best actor award New York

2020 Honorable mention : best actress, Venice film awards

2020 international moving festival, Iran: nomination for best actress

2019 Nominée au prix du cinéma suisse pour Bacha Posh (productrice)

2017 Best actress aux actor’s awards Los angeles, Jusqu’aux étoiles

2019 Nominated for the Swiss Film Award for Bacha Posh (producer)

2017 Best actress at Actors Awards LA, Jusqu’aux étoiles

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