In this documentary, Charlotte Gainsbourg takes the camera to film her mother Jane Birkin on tour. An intimate discussion that sometimes takes on a fun or upsetting turn.
An intimate portrait
“Jane by Charlotte“ is the very first feature movie directed by Charlotte Gainsbourg. Presented at the last Cannes Film Festival under the label ‘Cannes Première’, and also screened at the Deauville Festival, “Jane par Charlotte” is due in theaters on Wednesday January 12, 2022. For this first documentary film, actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg chose to expose her mother, like never before. We discover an intimate portrait of the one who shared the life of Serge Gainsbourg for 12 years. “Jane by Charlotte” also highlights this unique relationship between Jane, the mother, and Charlotte, the daughter.
Return to rue de Verneuil
Shot over several years, this documentary unveils exchanges between these two artists, much appreciated by the French public. Among the highlights, the return to rue de Verneuil in Paris, where the family lived before. Jane Birkin, who had not been there for 30 years and the death of Serge Gainsbourg, The home will soon become a museum and Charlotte Gainsbourg explains that she was not there “hoping for an emotion on her part but to be sure that the idea of making a museum would not bother her. This first movie by Charlotte Gainsbourg, hunts all clichés in magazines. With small touches, she gets as close as possible to her mother, to her humor, to her loneliness too, or to the fear of disappearance. It’s a movie that might just be for fans but is about everyone, in that it is about motherly love.