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Date(s) - 18/11/2017

The Gate Cinema


Music | Romance | Historical | Biographical 

Barbara was a singer long celebrated in France, if little known beyond its borders. While there are hints that this is a biopic, the increasingly idiosyncratic Mathieu Amalric is refreshingly disinterested in doing anything conventionally, and previous knowledge of its subject’s oeuvre is unnecessary. Jeane Balibar swans about in gorgeous frocks and sings lovely chanson, playing an actress playing the role of Barbara. While the metagames are fun, the real pleasures here are the songs and the environments in which they are sung. Stages revealed through parting velvet curtains, elegant wood panelled recording studios and impeccably recreated vintage apartments are a joy to behold.


Director: Mathieu Amalric
Producers: Camille Deleau, Patrick Godeau
Screenwriters:  Mathieu Amalric,
Main Cast: Jeanne Balibar, Mathieu Amalric

Country: France
Languages: French
Colour: Colour
Duration: 94 minutes

Tickets: €10.00 / €8.50 Concession