Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg and Charlotte Gainsbourg, ACMI Melbourne

Je t'aime: The Filmic Lives of Gainsbourg and Birkin

Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
For decades, the Birkin - Gainsbourg family has lived music, film and fashion; exploring the taboo and delighting lovers of pop culture.

Experience the cinematic signatures of Serge, Jane and Charlotte in a season brimming with passion and enduring style at the The Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne.  "The Filmic Lives of Gainsbourg and Birkin" showcases the work of the Gainsbourg/Birkin family with a series of screenings from 7 to 19 October:
Curated by Kristy Matheson.

Gainsbourg and His Girls (Gainsbourg, l'homme qui aimait les femmes)
An enlightening portrait of Gainsbourg as seen through the eyes of his many muses.

Charlotte For Ever
Gainsbourg's third feature as writer/director was created as a gift for his daughter Charlotte.

I Love You All (Je vous aime)
Claude Berri's intriguing film starring Catherine Deneuve, Serge Gainsbourg and Gérard Depardieu.

Birkin's first French-speaking role and her debut on screen (and in song) with Gainsbourg.

Seven Deaths In the Cat's Eye (La morte negli occhi del gatto)
With secret vampires and a killer cat, this film has the makings of an unmissable B movie whodunnit.

Jane B. Par Agnès V.
This kaleidoscopic work is a charming film/game from one of France's most fascinating directors.

Daddy Nostalgia (Daddy Nostalgie)
Bertrand Tavernier's exploration of the intricacies of human relationships.

Kung Fu Master (Le petit amour)
An evocative portrayal of female desire.

Come Dance With Me (Voulez-vous danser avec moi)
A deliciously entertaining romp with blonde bombshell Bardot in top form.

My Wife Is an Actress
Art imitates life in a romantic comedy that casts Charlotte Gainsbourg alongside husband Yvan Attal.

Lascivious, poetic and dizzyingly inventive; a spectacular tribute to the provocateur and his music.

Je t'aime... moi non plus
Gainsbourg's sexual taboo laden film starring Jane Birkin and Warhol superstar, Joe Dallesandro.

Lars Von Trier's exhilarating riff on the horror genre, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Check out Philiipa Berry's great piece on Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin here on the ACMI Blog

New interview with Jane Birkin at on the recent reissue of a classic...

"It's made my career without anyone knowing anything about me."

Birkin reflects on her relationship and artistic work with the late Serge Gainsbourg, including their infamous song "Je t'aime... moi non plus".

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