V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Barbara

V' 17

Barbara

Mathieu Amalric
F, 2017
Fiction, 95min, OmeU

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Barbara

Mathieu Amalric
F, 2017
Fiction, 95min, OmeU

Actors: 
Mathieu Amalric
Director
Jeanne Balibar
Barbara/Brigitte
Vincent Peirani
Yves Zand
Fanny Imber
Roland Romanelli
Aurore Clément
Marie Chaix
Screenplay: 
Mathieu Amalric
Philippe Di Folco
Sound: 
Olivier Mauvezin
Camera: 
Christophe Beaucarne
Editor: 
François Gédigier
Decoration: 
Laurent Baude
Costume: 
Pascaline Chavanne

Production: 
Waiting For Cinéma
World Sales: 
Gaumont
Format: 
DCP
Color

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.

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