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Film still from BARBARA. A woman stands in front of a screen on which a man and a woman are projected.

Sat 02.04.

  • Director

    Mathieu Amalric

  • France / 2017
    98 Min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • with

    With Jeanne Balibar, Mathieu Amalric, Aurore Clément, Grégoire Colin

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Mathieu Amalric in person (discussion in English language)

She sits at the piano in a black top with long puffy sleeves, a black feather boa, and heavy eyeliner. She has the airs and graces of an extravagant diva. And she sings. She is Barbara, the French chanson legend (1930–1997). But she is also the brilliant Jeanne Balibar, playing actress Brigitte, who has the leading role in a biopic, with Mathieu Amalric playing its director Yves Zand, depicting himself as a fan. He’s not the only one in thrall to her though: the longer the shoot progresses, the more Brigitte’s character and role merge. The virtuoso interweaving of film-in-film scenes and documentary material places less of a focus on biographical details then on the sheer impact of music. A tribute to Balibarbara. (bik)

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