Tribute Jane Birkin


Agnès Varda
FRA 1987
80 min

The film contains many of the themes seen in Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse, asking: What does it mean to be old? Who can we love? What stories is cinema allowed to tell? Although not visible in this film, Varda is very present in the story. The voice-over sounds like her and Birkin strongly resembles Varda. In fact, the boy is played by Vardas own son, and his sisters by Birkins daughters, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon. This suggests a whole new layer of meaning and pleasure in viewing the film. The playful prelude has the teenage Julien acting out a game character, in jerky movements with appropriate electronic sounds. The scene is played out in front of a shop window and under cranked to add to its comic style. (Helen Carter)

  • Jane Birkin - Mary-Jane
  • Mathieu Demy - Julien
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg - Lucy
  • Lou Doillon - Lou
  • Eva Simonet - Freundin
  • Judy Campbell - Mutter
  • David Birkin - Vater
  • Andrew Birkin - Bruder
  • Agnès Varda
  • Pierra-Laurent Chenieux
  • Oliver Schwob
  • Marie-Jo Audiard
  • Joanna Bruzdowicz
  • Les Rita Mitsouko
  • Les Bérurier Noir
  • PIL
  • Philippe Bernard
  • Rose-Marie Melka
Ciné Tamaris

Ciné Tamaris 88 rue Daguerre 75014 Paris, Frankreich T 1 43 22 66 00,

35 mm
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