A FREE WOMAN
For her beginnings on the stage, cinema actress Natacha Régnier meets with an inflexibly lucid woman, an exceptional poet, Marina Tsvetaeva.
Born in 1892 in tsarist Russia, Marina Tsvetaeva, may have believed in the Revolution before
she rebelled against the injustices it caused, as well as against the people who rejected it outright and were unwilling to admit what it did bring about and what it could have brought about. In her written works, in her social life, love life, she proved inflexibly lucid and passionate. Free, as few women – or men– dared to be, she suffered from it, had to go into exile, and came back without ever giving in. Until she committed suicide in 1941, in Moscow in the middle of the war despite the Treaty of Non-Agression between Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Russia. Collecting poems and extracts from her diaries, Bérangère Jannelle has composed the portrait of a woman who could not live but in fire. Fire, burn, the words recur at every step of her life’s journey. It is Natacha Régnier who, for her beginnings at the theatre, and with a boldness that Tsvetaeva would have loved, plays such an exceptional role. She is alone at a table, possessed by the words, a fiery woman.
She was born near Brussels, spent a year at the INSAS (Institut national supérieur des Arts du spectacle). She made her cinema début in the 90s, and found her first real role in 1996 in a film directed by Pascal Bonitzer Encore. In 1998, she received the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for La Vie rêvée des anges directed by Éric Zonca. She has worked with François Ozon (Les Amants criminels,1999) or Chantal Ackermann (Demain on déménage in 2004) among others. In 2005 the Brunswick Festival schedules eight of herfilms. Marina Tsvetaeva is her first.the first theatre role she plays.