JANE BY CHARLOTTE – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Charlotte Gainsbourg grew up the daughter of actors Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg and has been onscreen since she was a teen. So it’s both not surprising and intriguing that for her directorial debut, the documentary Jane by Charlotte, she turns the camera on interactions with her famous mom. The two have a relaxed rapport as they rehearse singing onstage, shop for a bulldog, dine out, and hang around Birkin’s home in Brittany, giving Jane by Charlotte the loose construction of home movies. While that makes for some warm moments, it also gives little context for comments and events that could enhance the emotional impact.

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