26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Jane by Charlotte
Charlotte Gainsbourg's directorial debut presents a documentary portrait of her famous mother — British actress, model, and songstress Jane Birkin — living in France. The camera follows both mother and daughter through concert halls, places of strong sentimental value, and everyday responsibilities, all whilst using intimate conversations to reveal their family history, explore private recollections, and present a behind-the-scenes look at the artistic work of Charlotte's late father and Jane's late husband, Serge Gainsbourg. Topics such as motherhood, the cult of beauty, alcoholism, and living in the shadows of one's parents' success are thoroughly analysed by both women in a series of open and sensitive conversations.
„Filming you with a camera is basically just an excuse to look at you.”
biographyCharlotte Gainsbourg (1971) is a French actress and songstress, daughter of British actress Jane Birkin and musician Serge Gainsbourg. She has won a number of acting awards, including the Golden Palm at Cannes for her performance in Antichrist (2009), two César Awards (Most Promising Actress for her role in An Impudent Girl, 1985; and Best Supporting Actress for her role in Season's Beatings, 2009), and the Danish Robert Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Melancholia (2011).
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|producer:||Mathieu Ageron, Maxime Delauney, Romain Rousseau, Charlotte Gainsbourg|
|sound:||Jean-Luc Audy, Martin Lanot, Samuel Delorme, Marc Doisne|