GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE

Directed by Joann Sfar
US release date: August 31, 2011

Taking the best from LA VIE EN ROSE and AMÉLIE, renowned comic book artist Joann Sfar’s GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE is a completely original take on one of France’s greatest mavericks, the illustrious and infamous Jewish singer-songwriter, Serge Gainsbourg (Eric Elmosnino). Born Lucien Ginsburg to Russian-Jewish parents, Sfar follows him from his precocious childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, to his beginnings as small time jazz musician and finally pop superstar.

Along the way he romances many of the era’s most beautiful women, including Juliette Greco (Anna Mouglalis), Brigitte Bardot (Laetitia Casta) and Jane Birkin (Lucy Gordon). Employing a witty surrealistic style and a soundtrack that includes many of the musician’s greatest hits, GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE is a quintessential time capsule to ‘60’s Paris.

WINNER - Best First Film (Joann Sfar) - 2011 César Awards
WINNER - Best Actor (Eric Elmosnino) - 2011 César Awards
WINNER - Best Actor (Eric Elmosnino) - 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
SPECIAL MENTION - (Eric Elmosnino) - 2010 COLCOA Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival

GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE
Running Time: 122 minutes
Language: French (with English subtitles)
Rating: Not yet rated

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