Charlotte Gainsbourg

President of the Jury of the 47th American Film Festival

"Being part of the game for 38 years and yet still so… upset, upset, astonished, shocked, scared, terrified, amused, touched… it's good that cinema has a magic that no one can fully explain." Charlotte gainsbourg

If daring could take shape on the screen, it could undoubtedly be embodied in Charlotte Gainsbourg. Actress of risk, of cheeky delicacy, Charlotte Gainsbourg has built her game on flaw and authenticity. Charlotte Gainsbourg launches into films by a great leap into the void, with the risk pinned to the body. Claude Miller, Lars von Trier, Riad Sattouf and Gaspar Noé have understood this well by offering her dangerous roles in which she engages in the service of the film without a net and without a filter.

Charlotte Gainsbourg is of course also a voice, a whispering voice, a whispering voice, but above all a daring and challenging voice: Jacques Doillon, Bertrand Blier, Yvan Attal, Benoît Jacquot ... and so many others have known detect the disturbing power of its rhythm and its singular musicality. Behind her melancholy fragility hides a film Amazon: each of her roles is like a waterfall in which she engages her whole person with reckless timidity. Other directors have sought a dark and bewitching part in her, such as Alejandro González Iñárritu, Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, Wim Wenders or Arnaud Desplechin, others such as David Bayley, Eric Rochant or Franco Zeffirelli; and it is undoubtedly his love of Billy Wilder that will have seen him play at Michel Blanc, Danièle Thompson and take up comedy head-on. She has the gift of bringing out, whatever the type of role, the grace, that vacillation of the soul that all great filmmakers seek.

Shy, the scandal does not intimidate him. Popular, it explores the margins. Instinctive, she admires mastery. In English or in French, funny or melancholy, actress, musician and now director, she cultivates her ambiguities and her paradoxes.



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