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Jane by Charlotte (PG)

Jane by Charlotte

A candid portrait of the actress-singer Jane Birkin by her daughter, Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Gainsbourg goes beyond Birkin’s celebrity, to look at her instead as a mother, wife and artist – to capture her, as she’s said, “with the eye of the daughter.” Jane by Charlotte is Gainsbourg’s directorial debut; it premiered last year at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film is structured as a series of quiet conversations between the two women, who look back at their lives together. Deliberately eschewing the by-now overly-familiar archive footage of Birkin with Charlotte’s father Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte gives us the woman as she is today – in concert, backstage, or in intimate family settings, such as her Brittany seaside home.

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France 2021 Dir Charlotte Gainsbourg 86 min

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