Mon 4 December 6:15pm
Director: Mathieu Amalric
Cast: Jeanne Balibar, Mathieu Amalric, Vincent Peirani
In French with English subtitles
Screening as part of a selection of films from the 25th edition of the French Film Festival UK, celebrating French and francophone cinema.
Former Cannes Best Director winner Amalric directs Jeanne Balibar in this film within a film, a loving tribute to French icon Barbara. Balibar plays an actress called Brigitte who is cast to star in a film about Barbara. As she studies the singer in obsessive detail, it becomes difficult to know what is real and what is recreation.
“[A] DREAMLIKE, OPAQUE BIOPIC OF THE MYSTERIOUS CHANTEUSE” The Guardian