Charlotte Gainsbourg: “American cinema occupies a primordial place in my life”

MAINTENANCE – Her first experiences with the seventh art from across the Atlantic, her years in New York, her son’s first steps on the big screen … while the actress presides over the jury of the 47th Deauville festival, she evokes with pleasure her personal memories and professionals.

After Cannes and Angoulême, where she presented her documentary on her mother, Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg continues her tour of festivals and chairs the jury of the 47e Deauville American Film Festival, September 3 to 12. From the actress, Caesarized at 14 for L’Effrontée and collaborator of Lars von Trier, the director of Deauville Bruno Barde says that“She launches into each project with a great leap into the void, the risk pegged to the body”. On the phone, Charlotte Gainsbourg, 50, surrounded by her daughter who whispers to her, if necessary, the titles of her filmography that escape her, overflows with haste. She will then resume the path of the trays with a role of shrink in the second season ofIn therapy, Arte’s successful series.

LE FIGARO. – Is the Deauville Festival a bit of a homecoming?

Charlotte GAINSBOURG. – I really like Normandy, my mother had a house there. Sitting on juries, I did it regularly, including in Deauville, there are twenty-five

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