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SOUVENIRS OF SERGE

France, 2011 (MIFF 2012, Backbeat)

Director: Jane Birkin

SOUVENIRS OF SERGE

A rare glimpse into the personal life of Serge Gainsbourg by the woman who knew him best: his lover and creative collaborator, Jane Birkin.

Few figures in the history of popular music have left more of an enduring legacy than Serge Gainsbourg. Across a career that spanned three decades, Gainsbourg left his mark on jazz, pop, funk, rock, reggae and more, while becoming the greatest musical star France had ever seen.

Souvenirs of Serge reveals a different side to the man. Compiled from Super 8 footage taken on holiday with Serge and the kids in the 1970s, Birkin creates a unique and intimate portrait of her passionate love affair with this charismatic and conflicted man. Moving and painfully honest, Souvenirs of Serge is a small but total tribute to a beautiful, doomed relationship that would define both their lives forever.

Screens with Gainsbourg by Gainsbourg: An Intimate Self-Portrait (France, 94 mins).

D/P Jane Birkin WS Doc & Film L English, French w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2011

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