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Agnès Varda

Jane B. for Agnès V.

Jane B. par Agnès V.

Agnès Varda collaborated with iconic performer Jane Birkin on this creative ‘imaginary biopic.’

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France 1987
Dir Agnès Varda
English subtitles

This innovative portrait of British-French actor and singer Jane Birkin was made in the lead-up to her 40th birthday. The ‘imaginary biopic,’ as Varda called it, shows Birkin in private moments that offer a glimpse into her personal life, and fictionalised scenes that play to viewers’ expectations of Birkin as a star. Together, the two women reflect on what it means to be a cultural icon, explore the creative actor-director relationship, and examine how women are often portrayed on screen.


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