Tribute Jane Birkin


Jacques Rivette
FRA 1984
120 min

Geraldine Chaplin and Jane Birkin are actresses taken up by an enigmatic playwright and installed in his fabulous suburban mansion in order to perform a play (whose last act is still unknown) for one of his house parties. With the agency of a magician and clairvoyant, melodrama gradually seeps into both life and the rehearsals of fiction; the «affaires» promoted between playwright, magician and actresses lead to premonitions, hallucination, jealousy and dark secrets, all of them threaded into a weird finale of reconciliation. As with Céline et Julie vont au bateau, the concern here is less with the contrast between fiction and reality, more with the invention of a magical realm from which reality is rigorously excluded: enchantment is discovered not from fairytale, but within life itself. Rivette creates a unique world and language, answerable finally only to himself. (Chris Peachment)

  • Jane Birkin - Emily
  • Geraldine Chaplin - Charlotte
  • André Dussollier - Paul
  • Jean-Pierre Kalfon - Clément Roquemaure
  • Facundo Bo - Facundo
  • Laszlo Szabo - Virgil
  • Sandra Montaigu - Eleonore
  • Isabelle Linnartz - Béatrice
  • Eva Roelens - Adriana/Justine
  • Jacques Rivette
  • Suzanne Schiffman
  • Marilù Parolini
  • Pascal Bonitzer
  • William Lubtchansky
  • Pierre Gamet
  • Bernard Chaumeil
  • Nicole Lubtchansky
  • Roberto Plate
  • Renée Renard
La Cécilia

Celluloid Dreams 2 rue Turgot 75009 Paris, Frankreich T 1 49 70 85 64,

16 mm
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