Mathieu Amalric
FRA 2017
95 min

To fans of the mononymous chanteuse Barbara – the delicate-voiced, emotionally acute French chanteuse adored by everyone from Jacques Brel to François Mitterrand – Mathieu Amalric’s mega-meta, dreamily blurred biopic-within-a-film may seem a bemusing tribute to a national icon. To those unfamiliar with the singer and her work – which is to say the vast majority of people outside Francophone territory – this film is likely to be a more perplexing experience still: an elusive ghost of a celebrity portrait, a meditation on likeness and impersonation in which the subject, the actress and the performance become difficult to prise apart on screen. (Guy Lodge)

In presence of Mathieu Amalric.

  • Mathieu Amalric - Director
  • Jeanne Balibar - Barbara/Brigitte
  • Vincent Peirani - Yves Zand
  • Fanny Imber - Roland Romanelli
  • Aurore Clément - Marie Chaix
  • Mathieu Amalric
  • Philippe Di Folco
  • Christophe Beaucarne
  • Olivier Mauvezin
  • François Gédigier
  • Laurent Baude
  • Pascaline Chavanne
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