30.09. - 09.10.2021

Barbara France 2017 | 97 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Mathieu Amalric

Since the 1990s, MATHIEU AMALRIC (*1965) has been one of France's leading actors, but has always worked in parallel as a director. He was married to Jeanne Balibar for several years.

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Actress Brigitte (Jeanne Balibar) has been cast to play the lead in a biopic of the French chanson legend Barbara. She's prepared exhaustively for the role and learned to mimic the singer's gestures, looks and pronunciation perfectly. But the longer rehearsals go on, the more the character takes over the actress. The director Yves (Mathieu Amalric) is meanwhile working his way through mountains of archive material and recordings and allowing himself to be inspired by Barbara. Or is it more by Brigitte? Barbara is not just an affectionate, playful homage to the "dame en noir", but also to leading lady Jeanne Balibar.
Original title: Barbara
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Mathieu Amalric
Screenplay: Mathieu Amalric, Philippe Di Folco
Cast: Jeanne Balibar, Mathieu Amalric
Producer: Patrick Godeau
Director of Photography: Christophe Beaucarne
Music: Vincenzo Bellini
Production Design: Laurent Baude
Editor: François Gédigier
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Gaumont
Production: Waiting for cinema; Alicéleo
Contact: Ariane Buhl, Gaumont:


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