“The close-up is a world – a revealer of souls”
Clémence Poésy has worked for over 15 years between France, the U.K. and the U.S., with such directors as Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2005), Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, 2008), Danny Boyle (127 Hours, 2010), Philippe Ramos (The Silence of Joan, 2011), Nicolas Pariser (The Great Game, 2015), Stanley Tucci (Final Portrait, 2017) and Dominik Moll on the series The Tunnel, in which she starred as the heroine for three seasons.
In 2016, Clémence Poésy wrote and directed her first short film, For a Moment, produced by Silex Films and the The National Opera of Paris for the 3rd Stage platform. The film was selected by numerous festivals in France and abroad, including FIDMarseille, Paris Courts Devant and the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in England, and received many international festival awards.
In 2018, she directed her second short film, King of the Wind Demons, for Cannes Adami Talents, followed by The Tears Thing, which was selected for the 2019 Venice Film Festival.
In 2020, she appeared opposite John David Washington in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, and opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Félix Moati in Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Resistance, presented at last year’s Deauville American Film Festival. She also appears in Laetitia Masson’s next film, A Winter in Summer, and returns behind the camera for an episode of the manifesto series H24, to be broadcast on Arte this fall.
This year, she bared her soul on Dr. Dayan’s couch for the series In Treatment, created by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache for Arte, and co-directed by Nicolas Pariser, Mathieu Vadepied and Pierre Salvadori.
Clémence Poésy recently wrapped the U.K. shoot of the new drama series The Essex Serpent, adapted from the novel by Sarah Perry and directed by Clio Barnard, and she is currently writing her first feature film.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2005
In Bruges, 2008
127 Hours, 2010
The Silence of Joan, 2011
The Great Game, 2015
For a Moment, 2016
Alberto Giacometti, the Final Portrait, 2017
King of the Wind Demons, 2018
Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, 2020
Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Resistance, 2020