A woman is variable. Yet can one be more so than Jane Birkin? In this kaleidoscopic film made of various fictions, during various seasons, she plays various parts including her own. Famous under the name of Jane B., she allowed Agnès V. to film her.
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Take all my stars, real life meeting surrealism. A gem for the imaginative. Plus Jane Birkin is one of the most sympathetic character there is to me.
Nude casino scene and the classical painting and flies scene are both masterpieces.
Does not quite transcend gender roles but all the flaws are forgiven.
Loved it. Cried hard due to the story. Varda is like my Grandmother. Taught me how to enjoy decaying walls, peeling paint and to see art & beauty everywhere. Birkin was divine. The sensitivity of Varda is to die for. One of the truly greats, without question./Painting./That camera movement from Birkin's toes to Birkin's smile? That's a whole masterpiece. One of the fondest homages to a living actress I've ever seen.♥
This patchwork quilt of a film has no direction, and wasn't intended to have any. It does have a focus- many different portraits of Jane Birkin and it will delight her fans, and of course fans of Agnes Varda, the first of the French New Wave film makers, and one of the most innovative documentarians ever.
clever portrait of an actress showing her in many roles both of imagination and memories. her biography was as kooky as her personality is. birkin is a very sensitive and unique soul, turning the big 4-0 here, but childlike at heart- the film represents this so perfectly. so glad i saw this right before my 3-0, it's magical.
I'm glad Jane Birkin has had such a charmed life and I enjoy her as an actor, but why should I care. If I'm going to indulge someone in their desire to be presented as icon, make it someone with something to say.