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Jane By Charlotte
ShowtimesJune 26:5:00 pm, 7:00 pmJune 27:5:00 pm, 7:00 pm
In creating a documentary portrait of a parent, as actor Charlotte Gainsbourg (Melancholia, Nymphomaniac) does in her directorial debut, one could overly flatter the subject or iron out the tough creases. Gainsbourg avoids these traps in her film about her legendary mother, the singer and actress Jane Birkin, who is also the namesake of the famed Hermès Birkin bag. Consisting of several intimate conversations between parent and child, as well as footage of Birkin performing onstage, the result is a spare, loving window into the emotional lives of two women. Jane by Charlotte is an unexpected, imaginatively visualized work that affords intimate access to someone whom many of us only think we know.—Rotten Tomatoes
“A tender and quite illuminating portrait of a mother-daughter relationship seen both within, and far away from, the public sphere of celebrity.” — Screen International
“Provides deeper insight than any biopic could have ever possibly achieved.” — RogerEbert.com
“Moving, unsentimental and gently provocative.” — Times UK