Dir. Charlotte Gainsbourg, 2021, France, 90min, DCP, Color
With Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jo Attal
In French with English subtitles
In the prism of passing time, French actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg began to see her mother, iconic actress and singer Jane Birkin, in a new light. In Gainsbourg’s 2021 directorial debut, mother and daughter overcome a shared sense of reserve, and—through the camera lens—reveal themselves to one another in ways they never had before, forging a new relationship with their shared medium as mediator.
“Gainsbourg directs with subtlety and style.” –The Times
“A poignant personal essay.” –Cineuropa
“An impressionistic portrait of Birkin as a mother, wife and artist.” –The Hollywood Reporter
“A tender and quite illuminating portrait of a mother-daughter relationship.” –Screen Daily