Graphic novelist turned director, Joann Sfar, brings controversial singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg to vivid life in a quirky and brilliant biopic. Starring Eric Elmosino and the late Lucy Gordon, Sfar, directs Gainsbourg with a refreshing insouciance to the laws of film-making.
FilmShaft caught up with Monsieur Sfar to discuss bringing an icon and a true original back to life on the screen. There was nobody quite like Serge…
What is it about Serge Gainsbourg that you admire so much?
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A striking opening scene set on a beach featuring young Lucien Ginsburg asking a girl if he can hold her hand and then being subsequently turned down for being to ugly begins graphic novelist turned director Joann Sfar’s electrically charged biopic. It sets the tone perfectly for what follows as we witness the ups and downs of the one and only Serge Gainsbourg: a man who perfected the art of lust but took quite a few beatings before he learnt life’s vital lesson about true love.
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Gainsbourg: A Heroic LifeRelease: August 31, 2011Director: Joann SfarWriter: Joann SfarCast: Eric Elmosnino, Doug Jones, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Anna Mouglalis Synopsis: Gainsbourg is an enchanting glimpse at his early life, growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris, and through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s until his death in 1991. Taking the best from La Vie en Rose and Amelie, Gainsbourg is one of 2010's highly awaited films brought to us by one of the most beloved...Read Full Story
Are you gearing up for a street trip with your friends this weekend There's nothing at all like the sense of independence when traveling quite a few back region routes and interstate spots that give a sense of flexibility that hangs in the air. Seize your most rugged apparel and probably one particular or two situations of your favourite drink then let the street information you and your buddies! And if hunger strikes you then far better grab a bite when on the road, why not grab a few stacks...Read Full Story
To be honest I wasn’t quite sure what the movie Gainsbourg was going to be like, surprisngly it’s not the straight forward, reverential biopic that I was half expecting. In fact it’s a startling work of originality as it’s the debut feature of Joann Sfar, the renowned graphic artist of the Franco-Belgian comic new wave, as with his notable comic series The Rabbi’s Cat he has worked in his shared Jewish heritage to tell the story of Lucien Ginsburg’s rise to fame, the world would come to know...Read Full Story
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