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New York Tributes to Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kate Barry

French actresses were honored in New York, with a retrospective devoted to Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg, and the ‘‘Actrices’’ (Actresses) exhibit by Kate Barry, produced by the Institut français, with a collection of 25 portraits of actresses.
From January 29 until February 11, 2016, the Film Society of the Lincoln Center in New York proposed an outstanding series to pay a tribute to two personalities of French cinema and creation, Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The program above all includes Charlotte for Ever by Serge Gainsbourg, Jane B. pour Agnès V. – a kaleidoscope by Agnès Varda on the actress as woman, spouse, mother, muse and icon –, as well as Je t’aime moi non plus, screened in the presence of Jane Birkin and Joe Dallesandro on January 30.

For the grand opening of this 19-film series, a special evening with the two actresses took place on January 29 at the Walter Reade Theater of the Lincoln Center. On the program: La Pirate by Jacques Doillon and Antichrist by Lars von Trier, as well as a unique exchange with Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg between the screening of the two films.

An evening with Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg

The ‘‘Actresses’ exhibit by Kate Barry

For the entire period of the retrospective, the public was able to discover, at the Furman Gallery of the Lincoln Center, the ‘‘Actresses’’ exhibit by Kate Barry, with 25 portraits of actresses, including those of Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
On the initiative of the Institut français in Paris, who has produced the exhibit, curated by Aline Arlettaz, in partnership with the son of artist Roman de Kermadec, this exhibit pays a tribute to Kate Barry and her great talent as a photographer who stages actresses, capturing them in a most personal light, ranging from the biggest stars to artists of the young generation, with Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart, Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lou Doillon, Mélanie Laurent, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Sofia Coppola, Chiara Mastroianni, and more.
The retrospective and exhibit received the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. and the Institut français in Paris. The exhibit has been proposed to the French Cultural Network and its partners for exhibits all over the world. Since launched, it has been viewed successively in Italy, Taiwan, China, Croatia, Canada and most recently in Singapore. It will be traveling to Turkey in March.

Photograph above :  Jane B. pour Agnès V., starring Jane Birkin
  •   "Antichrist", by Lars von Trier, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg  
  •   "Actresses" exhibit poster