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Jane B. for Agnes V. (1988)

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99 min | Biography, Fantasy

"I'll look at you, but not at the camera. It could be a trap," whispers Jane Birkin shyly into Agnès Varda's ear at the start of JANE B. PAR AGNES V. The director of CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 and VAGABOND once again paints a portrait of a woman, ...See more"I'll look at you, but not at the camera. It could be a trap," whispers Jane Birkin shyly into Agnès Varda's ear at the start of JANE B. PAR AGNES V. The director of CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 and VAGABOND once again paints a portrait of a woman, this time in a marvelously Expressionistic way. "It's like an imaginary bio-pic," says Varda. Jane, of course, is the famed singer ("Je t'aime ... Moi non plus"), actress (BLOW UP), fashion icon (the Hermes Birkin bag) and longtime muse to Serge Gainsbourg. As Varda implies, JANE B. PAR AGNÈS V. abandons the traditional bio-pic format, favoring instead a freewheeling mix of gorgeous and unexpected fantasy sequences. In each, Jane inhabits a new character, playing a cat & mouse game with Varda as they explore the role of the Muse and the Artist, all the while showcasing the multifaceted nature of Birkin's talent. "I'd like to be filmed as if I were transparent, anonymous, like everyone else," says Birkin. But her wish to be a "famous nobody" is impossible to achieve; Birkin is simply too magnificent, too mesmerizing. Here, Varda's signature mix of aesthetic innovation and generosity of emotion results in a surreal and captivating essay on Art, Fame, Love, Children and Staircases. For its first-ever U.S. theatrical release the film has been newly-restored from the original 35mm camera negative, overseen by director Varda herself. See less
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Updated Mar 2, 1988

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Oct 16, 2015 (United States)

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17 cast members
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Jane Birkin
Calamity Jane / Claude Jade / Joan Arc Calamity Jane / Claude Jade / Joan Arc   See fewer
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Jean-Pierre Léaud
L'amoureux colérique L'amoureux colérique   See fewer
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Philippe Léotard
Le peintre / Murderer Le peintre / Murderer   See fewer
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Farid Chopel
Le colonial Le colonial   See fewer
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Alain Souchon
Le lecteur de Verlaine Le lecteur de Verlaine   See fewer
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Monique Godard
La sous-maîtresse La sous-maîtresse   See fewer
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Ian Marshall
L'huissier L'huissier   See fewer
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Les enfants Tooke
Les pauvres de Dickens Les pauvres de Dickens   See fewer
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Charlotte Gainsbourg
La fille de J. La fille de J.   See fewer
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Mathieu Demy
Le fils de A. Le fils de A.   See fewer
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James Millard
Tarzan Tarzan   See fewer
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Pascale Torsat
Le modèle du Titien Le modèle du Titien   See fewer
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Henri Piednoir
Le boulanger Le boulanger   See fewer
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André Cagnard
André Cagnard et ses cascadeurs André Cagnard et ses cascadeurs   See fewer
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Agnès Varda
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 636 votes