France 2017, 62 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
There are many films about Marianne Faithfull, but none paint a portrait so deep, so intelligent and so surprising. Director Sandrine Bonnaire—an actress who crossed over to the other side of the camera—enters a woman-to-woman dynamic with ￼Faithfull, casting the singer in a new, gentler, more accurate light. Faithfull’s life is complex and exciting. Bonnaire fishes out the history from the archives (the hit songs, the affair with Mick Jagger, the drugs, life on the streets and the comeback), but her sharp eye notices that even as a young woman—with her china-doll fragility and crystalline voice—Faithfull was opinionated, rebellious and independent in thought. Every bruise and fall made her more so, shaping the impressive stage presence she still possesses fifty years later.
Previous Festivals:British Film Institute London Film Festival, FIPA
- Mon 21.05 20:30 Tel Aviv Port Free Entrance
- Thu 24.05 12:30 Cinemateque 3
- Fri 25.05 10:30 Cinemateque 2
Production: Fabienne Servan Schreiber, Laurence Miller
Production Company: Cinétévé - Arte France, Babylon Irie, Ntr
Editing: Svetlana Vaynblat
Cinematography: Thomas Jacquet, Naiche Caudron, Sandrine Bonnaire
Research: Emmanuelle Nowak
Sandrine Bonnaire, is one of the leading French actresses. She won two Césars, and was awarded Best Actress at Venice Film Festival.
She is also the director of four films. Her first documentary “Elle s’appelait Sabine” was awarded in Cannes Film Festival and was acclaimed by critics and audiences.