Our review of Jane by Charlotte: from the side of Gainsbourg


CRITICISM – The girl grabbed the camera to draw a portrait of her mother. The two ladies reveal themselves in all vulnerability.

Since the death of Serge Gainsbourg in 1991, Charlotte Gainsbourg has largely built herself as his daughter. These thirty years of mourning are sanctioned today by the forthcoming opening of the Maison Gainsbourg in Paris, which will allow the many admirers of the genius of French song to discover his lair in the rue de Verneuil.

While waiting for the public opening of the museum, scheduled for later this year, Charlotte took her mother there. Jane Birkin had not set foot in the house she had occupied for a dozen years for three decades. The sequence is one of the most striking of the portrait that the actress and singer devotes to her mother. As if she had time to catch up to stave off the inexorable passing of the years, Charlotte looked at Jane Birkin in the context of a new intimate documentary, Jane by Charlotte. Where it appears that the two women are equally modest towards each other.

Paradoxical mother

“You always intimidated me…

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