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SCREENING: Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

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La Maison Française

Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Rd., NW

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Tuesday, January 28 at 7:00 P.M.

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at La Maison Française - Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

FREE ADMISSION

SECURITY RULES: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy.

No need to print your ticket, but no one will be admitted without reservation and proper ID.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. We encourage you to use taxi, ridesharing or public transportation.

Gainsbourg (Vie Héroïque) by Joann Sfar

2010 | France | 130 min

As part of the film series Vies d’Artistes, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy presents a screening of the film Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque).

Gainsbourg follows the renowned French singer’s upbringing in occupied France, his first successes, love affairs, and late experience with reggae in Jamaica.

An audacious portrayal of the charismatic singer’s life, Gainsbourg is unconventional and imaginative in its use of fantastical elements representing the singer’s conscience at very crucial moments of his life. The fictitious character called “The Mug” embodies an animated exaggeration of Gainsbourg’s character and adds an imaginative touch to the plot that Sfar echoes in his visual style.

Perfectly incarnating the dramatic intensity of the movie, the soundtrack includes many of Gainsbourg’s most famous songs.

In French with English subtitles

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