GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE / France
WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 2015 | Pre-screening performance begins at 7PM
The life and loves of French pop star Serge Gainsbourg are reimagined by comic book artist Joann Sfar, beginning with his childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, through his wild and crazy years in the ‘50s and ‘60s as a singer-songwriter and lover of some of the world’s most glamourous women (Bardot, Jane Birkin, beatnik icon Juliette Gréco). The film features many of the musician’s greatest hits, as well a giant puppet alter-ego who personifies his worst proclivities. (Note: Due to some nudity, this film is not recommended for children.)
2010, 122 minutes. Directed by Joann Sfar.
Programmed by Film Forum.
“She comes from New York, he leaves in Paris – her name is Nicolle Rochelle, his name is Antoine Chatenet and fighting against all the odds of their geographic destiny, they have found each other. Very quickly they decided to embark on the journey of making French songs with an American vibe, and American songs with a French touch where time periods would cross and inspirations would collide : from Pop Music, to the Swing of old New York with a mix of electro beats and poetics.”
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