Barbara

Barbara

  • 7:30pm, 22nd Nov
    Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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  • 7:55pm, 9th Dec
    AMC Pacific Place
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  • 8:15pm, 10th Dec
    Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
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An actress, a director, and Barbara, into a majestic 3-characters play with shades and invisible frontiers.

An actress is to play Barbara, the French singer.

The shoot is about to start. The actress works on her character, her voice, the songs, scores, the gestures, knitting, scenes she has to learn. Things are going well, there's progress, development, she is even overwhelmed by her character. The film director also lets himself be submerged, overwhelmed like the actress, by the actress.

Language
In French with English subtitles
Origin
France
Year Released
2017
Play Time
97 min
Age Category
IIA
Director
Mathieu Amalric
Cast
Mathieu Amalric, Jeanne Balibar, Vincent Peirani, Aurore Clément
Color
Color
"Jeanne Balibar’s uncanny performance as French chanteuse Barbara anchors this fan-targeted film that plumbs the unsettled space between performing and being the protagonist in a biopic."
Jay Weissberg
Variety
"Jeanne Balibar is cast in the double role of the celebrated singer and an actor playing her in a haunting performance that harks back to Amalric’s burlesque study On Tour."
Guy Lodge
The Guardian