Charlotte Gainsbourg looks at her mother Jane Birkin in a way she never did, overcoming a sense of reserve. Using a camera lens, they expose themselves to each other, begin to step back, leaving space for a mother-daughter relationship. (imdb)
La femme et le TGV (2016) - Short Film
A lonely woman develops a bond with a TGV train driver. (Wikipedia)
Is she tired of life or love? Why else is Haewon falling asleep in a restaurant? Haewon, a student, feels abandoned. Her mother is about to emigrate to Canada and Haewon has decided to end her affair with one of her professors because he is so unsupportive. (berlinale.de)
A political satire about a dashing, globetrotting French foreign minister whose charm and insouciance mask his utter and complete incompetence. (tiff.net)
Ballade pour une reine (2012) - TV Movie
This documentary, the result of more than ten years of research and investigation, deliver the keys to the development of the personality of Elizabeth II, the girl who, every night, praying to God to give him a little brother hoping thus able to escape the Crown, the wife who, during his lifetime, never had eyes for one man. Through the mother who, the evening was going to kiss her children slippered feet and head wearing the crown of St Edward ... (youtube.com)
Actor-director Sergio Castellitto (Don't Move) directs Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsch in this vivid, full-throttle melodrama about an ill-starred romance set against the backdrop of the siege of Sarajevo. (tiff.net)
The film follows Harrison's story from his early life in Liverpool, the success of Beatlemania, his travels to India, the influence of Indian culture in his music, and his relevance and importance as a member of The Beatles.
Chantal, Gabrielle and Nelly set out on a road trip through rural France to attend the wedding of an ex-boyfriend. During the journey many unexpected and surprising events happen to them, revealing the distinct personalities of these three very different women. Together they share all the stress, despair, self-doubt and joy of what it is to be a fifty-something French woman in 2009 and they talk openly about their relationships with men. Funny, fragile and moving, these women will leave you in t (imdb)
Biopic based on the life of author Raymond Roussel. (imdb)
Fifteen-year-old Lulu wonders why her mother is always depressed, sickly and staring at nothing. When she finds a photograph of her mom's younger happier self, she sets out to find what was behind that smile and try to bring it back.
A woman sifts through boxes filled with memories of her past seeks forgiveness from the ghosts who still haunt her. (imdb)
With Paris as the backdrop and a plot reminiscent of Agatha Christie at her best, this is a whimsical homage to film and celebrity. (Regent Releasing)
Gifted student Antoine goes against his family's wishes and accepts the lead role in a controversial director's film. He learns that the role had previously been offered to a young man who committed suicide after an on-set affair - and events conspire to draw Antoine towards the same lover. (indiemoviesonline.com)
In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple (Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith) reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece (Keeley Hawes), their Oxford student nephew (Jonathan Slinger), and married houseguests (Lambert Wilson, Jane Birkin), who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece enjoys romantic frolics with a soldier (David Tennant) and a hidden guerilla fighter (Gary Lydon). All of the principals are thrown into turmoil when one more guest (Fiona Shaw) arrives with considerable wit and unwanted advice. (imdb)
This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story... (imdb)
Odile (Sabine Azéma) is looking for a new, bigger appartment. Her younger sister Camille (Agnès Jaoui) just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent who is responsible for Odile's apartment and who has an elder employee (imdb)
"Divertimento" is a shorter version of the 1991 "La Belle noiseuse". All the material different of "La Belle noiseuse" (imdb)
The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on his countryside residence in the French Provence... (imdb)
The setting is the Riviera in autumn. A retired English businessman has just been through heart surgery but it has, apparently, done little to relieve his constant pain or improve his long-term survival prospects. During his recuperation Caroline, his adult daughter, comes from Paris to be with him and her mother, Miche, and she and her father begin to communicate as adults for the first time. (imdb)
Mary-Jane asks, "Do all women fall in love with a boy, or just those without sons?" She's divorced with two daughters, Lucy and Loulou. Lucy has a party where Mary-Jane notices Julien, 14, small and brassy, but she sees a sensitive side. She contrives to spend time with him and lets him know she's available to him. (imdb)
An eccentric portrait of actress Jane Birkin and her life, loves, and career.
Godard appears as a bumbling cinematographer who drops film cannisters as he rushes to a screening, and he and others board a plane helmed by a pilot who is reading a self-help book about suicide. (AllMovie.com)
Simon, a famous violinist in a symphonic orchestra, becomes a drunkard, he is abandoned by his wife and he is not able to play any more... (imdb)
The eponymous character, Karl Beethoven (Dietmar Prinz), is snatched from his mother's home by egomaniacal composer Ludwig Van Beethoven (Wolfgang Reichmann). It is Beethoven's contention that nephew Karl is in the clutches of a "demon" (his mother!), and that only by taking charge of Karl himself can the composer tap the boy's inherent musical genius. (New York Times)
A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation. (imdb)
Chaplin and Birkin are actresses taken up by an enigmatic playwright and installed in his fabulous suburban mansion in order to perform a play for one of his house parties.
The son of a director of a matrimonial agency, Paul, a modest accountant, falls in love with Barbara, a journalist who must marry an owner of an animal reserve. When Paul discovers that the two previous women died in strange conditions, he decides to do everything possible to protect Barbara from a possible threat ...
In this avant-garde drama, five main protagonists talk incessantly and occasionally scream at each other while making it clear that verbal fights are going to lead to mayhem since they carry knives and guns to back up their angry outbursts. (allmovie.com)
Hélène Duvernet (Jane Birkin ), the owner of an art gallery, is questioned by inspectors Pelissier and Leroux. But Leroux develops a passion for Helena, and begins to take any excuse to talk to her and watch her. He joins her unexpectedly several times, and even steals her car so that she'll go to the police.
Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate a case for an insurance company regarding firstly a dead woman's body found on a moor and then a important diamond sent to the company to be insured turns out to be a fake... (imdb)
The final years of the short life of Egon Schiele, the Austrian expressionist painter are chronicled against the backdrop of the final years of the Habsburg rule. The story begins around 1912 as Schiele (Mathieu Carriere) and his mistress and artistic muse Wally (Jane Birkin) are befriended by an obsessed teenage girl (Nina Fallenstein) who has run away to be with Schiele. Subsequently Schiele is imprisoned on the grounds that he has behaved in a sexually improper way towards the young woman. (Wikipedia)
Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot has a set of murder suspects on a boat in the Nile after a rich heiress is killed. Can he find the culprit before they reach port ? (imdb)
A movie about a good-for-nothing stuntman called Mike Gaucher who can't do one single job without something going wrong. His fiancé wants to kill him, the film studios don't want to give him any more work and, as King Kong for a promotion in a supermarket, he winds up destroying some display shelves. The only role he plays well is pretending not to be able to hear, speak and walk in order to get money from the government. Then along comes the "beautiful" actor called Bruno Ferrari... (imdb)
The petite waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck-stop, where she's lonely and longs for love. She develops a crush on the garbage truck driver Krassky, although her sleazy boss Boris warns her that he's gay. Maybe because of her boyish looks, Krassky likes her too. Both don't notice the growing jealousy of Krassky's boyfriend Padovan - until an escalation. (imdb)
Virginia and Casimiro are both married with children to passionate spouses, while they are shy and devoted to poetry, crying watching "Anna Karenina" on TV. They commute every day from a little town in Lombardy to Milan and during the journeys they meet and fall in love. They suffer from being unable to realize their love without hurting their marriages but they don't know their respective spouses share a hot relationship... (imdb)
A father and son both fall in love with their au pair.
Young and dynamic, founded with power from the "20th Century Bank", Pierre Vidal regularly spies with his binoculars his partner Janet, who works in a hairdressing salon. Fed up of being constantly watched, she takes advantage to excite his jealousy. His boss having taken a few days of vacation, Pierre is in charge to replace him.
Dr. Brézé and his sons, all surgeons with limited abilities fight any competition on their sector with all means. Especially a well-known operating surgeon Pierre Losseray, which wants to operate again after a cardiac infarct and a longer recovery break. Night for night he is terrorized by the old Brézé with calls, being accused by him of the murder of patients, threatens with measures of the physician chamber. (imdb)
The road trip adventures of Bruno, Patrice and Ariane -- two men and a woman who live happily together in a polyamorous relationship. (imdb)
An enterprising young prostitute decides to become her own corporation. (imdb)
Pierre Durois is a bumbling school teacher with an eye for the older female students; his father is a reputable surgeon who is running for Mayor. There's a film shooting crew in town and the paparazzi are around too. Zaney antics follow with typical French coincidences to heighten the comic elements. (imdb)
Nicholas Mallet, an inconspicuous and shy bank employee, one day successfully invites Marie-Paul, a young woman he hadn't known before, in the streets of Paris to a café and sleeps with her the next day. When he tells his surprised friend Claude about the incident, the disillusioned and handicapped writer develops a plan to control and manipulate Nicholas' life.
Antoine (Jean Carmet) is a crybaby. This is an asset in his trade (sales representative for drinks) and for seducing women. Thus he becomes, through a rich nymphomaniac, director of a luxury hotel.
A veritable orgy of campy decor and even campier dialogue, this would-be erotic extravaganza stars Brigitte Bardot as a jet-set nymphomaniac - who fancies herself a reincarnation of the 16th century Spanish seducer... (IMDB Comments)
This mystery takes place in the ancestral home of the MacGrieff family. The Lady MacGrieff is rebuffed in an attempt to get financial help from visiting relative Lady Alicia when the unexpected arrival of Alicia's young daughter Corringa changes Lady MacGrieff's plans. Hoping to pair her son Lord James MacGrief with Corringa, she plots to bring them together. James' sensitive side is shown by his hobby of painting and in his choice of pet -- an oversized orangutan bought from a passing circus.
A filmmaker is preparing a film which retraces one episode of his personal life: 10 years ago he left his wife and his departure led her into committing suicide.
A scheming couple plot to conceal a hidden cache of stolen money from its rightful owner. The only problem is that the house they plan to hide it in is haunted. (imdb)
Jane Birkin, Bernadette Lafont, Elisabeth Wiener and Emma Cohen are 4 pretty girls rooming together. After witnessing and accidentally helping several thugs get away with a heist, the women notice through their telescope that the stolen loot is in the apartment right across the street! They plan their own burglary of the already stolen loot in this lighthearted caper comedy with a bit of nudity! Serge Gainsbourg did the bouncy score. (imdb)
Set in Poland (but shot in Yugoslavia), pic centers on a small rural community of Jewish peasants who live off the ofttimes illegal horse trade. Town is ruled by Cossack-in-exile Stoloff (Yul Brynner), who maintains a love-hate relationship with its residents, including horsethief Kifke (Eli Wallach), his madam ladylove Estusha (Lainie Kazan) and his protege Zanvill (Oliver Tobias). (Variety)
Melody (1971) - TV Special
Television short of Gainsbourg's "Histoire de Melody Nelson."
A young Frenchman arrives in Northern California looking to forget a lost love and ends up encountering various forms of feminine power. (imdb)
Serge Morgan is a killer working for the American Mafia. After performing a contract in New York for his employers in , he takes the plane back to Paris and, during the flight, he gets to know Jane, the rich daughter of an ambassador. Once in Orly Airport he gets seriously wounded by the men of Frrench drug kingpin Henri Emery. He manages to escape them though and takes refuge at Jane's. Passion sets in between the killer and the young lady. (imdb)
Olivier (Renaud Verley) is a student rebel who scams a trip to Nepal to look up his big-game-hunting father. Sampling the decadent nightlife of Paris, he attends a party where his fashion-model mother is stripped naked. Olivier then joins a world-hunger relief program to secure transportation to Nepal and falls in with a bunch of drug-addled hippies who pay lip service to the pursuit of spiritual guidance. The group gets a ride with Laureen (Arlene Dahl), a sex-starved American woman who takes a (allmovie.com)
Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa near St.-Tropez. The main feature of the villa is a swimming pool, stage for most of the action. After a visit Marianne invites former lover Harry and his teenage daughter Penelope to stay. Tension between the grown-ups rises especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope. The consequences are deadly. (imdb)
Pierre Grimblat's Slogan - the film where stars Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin fell in love, and soon after married - owes a lot to Richard Lester's own mix of fashionable cinematography and bonkers editing in films like The Knack... and How to Get It (1965), and his Beatles couplet, A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965). (Surreal Moviez)
The eccentric professor Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When the model Penny moves in next to him, he becomes fascinated of her. He drills holes in her walls and ceiling and peeps on her day and night. He loses himself in daydreams and delusions. (imdb)