Jane by Charlotte Jane par Charlotte

by Charlotte Gainsbourg

France
2021
90 min
OV French, English - French subtitles
Feature film
Documentary
Color
DCP

Charlotte Gainsbourg will be attending

Out of Competition 2021

Official synopsis

With the tremor of time passing by, Charlotte Gainsbourg started to look at her mother Jane Birkin in a way she never did, both overcoming a shared sense of reserve. Through the camera lens, they expose themselves to one another, begin to step back, leaving space for a mother-daughter relationship to unfold.

The programmer’s eye

This intimate portrait of a mother seen by her daughter finds all its grace in the modesty of their discussions. The daughter manages to film her mother in an always sincere and touching privacy. Sleeping pills, secrets, anxiety, certain pains that never faded away... When the camera enters Serge Gainsbourg’s mythical apartment, rue de Verneuil, the audience has almost forgotten that the discussion was that of two icons. They stand forever close to us in the difficulty of shortening the distance between a mother and her grown-up child.

— Natacha Seweryn

Biography and Filmography

Char­lotte Gains­bourg grew up on film sets and record­ing stu­dios as both of her par­ents, Jane Birkin and Serge Gains­bourg, were involved in the film and music indus­try. At the age of 13, she debuted in her first motion pic­ture play­ing Cather­ine Deneu­ve’s daugh­ter in Élie Chouraqui’s “Paroles et musique”. In 1986, she won the César Award for Most Promis­ing Actress for her per­for­mance in Claude Miller’s “An Impu­dent Girl”. That same year she appeared in “Char­lotte for Ever”, writ­ten and direct­ed by her father. Char­lotte expand­ed her career with var­i­ous projects such as Andrew Birkin’s “The Cement Gar­den” (1993), Fran­co Zeffirelli’s “Jane Eyre” (1996), Yvan Attal’s “Ma femme est une actrice” (2001), Ale­jan­dro G. Iñárritu’s “21 Grams” (2003), Emanuele Crialese’s “Gold­en Door” (2006), Michel Gondry’s “The Sci­ence of Sleep” (2006), Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There” (2007), Julie Bertuccelli’s “The Tree” (2010), or Lars von Tri­er films “Antichrist” (2009), “Melan­cho­lia” (2011), and “Nympho­ma­ni­ac” (2013). In 2009, she won the Award for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val for “Antichrist”. While Char­lotte has been work­ing on film projects, she led anoth­er rich career in music as a singer-song­writer. Her debut fea­ture “Jane by Char­lotte”, a doc­u­men­tary film about her moth­er, was pre­sent­ed at the last Cannes Film Festival.

2021 - JANE BY CHARLOTTE - Charlotte Gainsbourg - Director, screenwriter

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Jane Birkin et Charlotte Gainsbourg

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de Charlotte Gainsbourg

Char­lotte Gains­bourg grew up on film sets and record­ing stu­dios as both of her par­ents, Jane Birkin and Serge Gains­bourg, were involved in the film and music indus­try. At the age of 13, she debuted in her first motion pic­ture play­ing Cather­ine Deneu­ve’s daugh­ter in Élie Chouraqui’s “Paroles et musique”. In 1986, she won the César Award for Most Promis­ing Actress for her per­for­mance in Claude Miller’s “An Impu­dent Girl”. That same year she appeared in “Char­lotte for Ever”, writ­ten and direct­ed by her father. Char­lotte expand­ed her career with var­i­ous projects such as Andrew Birkin’s “The Cement Gar­den” (1993), Fran­co Zeffirelli’s “Jane Eyre” (1996), Yvan Attal’s “Ma femme est une actrice” (2001), Ale­jan­dro G. Iñárritu’s “21 Grams” (2003), Emanuele Crialese’s “Gold­en Door” (2006), Michel Gondry’s “The Sci­ence of Sleep” (2006), Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There” (2007), Julie Bertuccelli’s “The Tree” (2010), or Lars von Tri­er films “Antichrist” (2009), “Melan­cho­lia” (2011), and “Nympho­ma­ni­ac” (2013). In 2009, she won the Award for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val for “Antichrist”. While Char­lotte has been work­ing on film projects, she led anoth­er rich career in music as a singer-song­writer. Her debut fea­ture “Jane by Char­lotte”, a doc­u­men­tary film about her moth­er, was pre­sent­ed at the last Cannes Film Festival.

2021 - JANE BY CHARLOTTE - Charlotte Gainsbourg - Director, screenwriter