Barbara 2017

Barbara

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When a director sets out to make a film about popular French singer Barbara, both he and the actress who is to play her are overwhelmed by the project.

Cast & Crew

Jeanne Balibar
Brigitte , Barbara
Vincent Peirani
Roland Romanelli
Grégoire Colin
Charley Marouani
Fanny Imber
Marie Chaix
Pierre Michon
Jacques Tournier
Stéphane Roger
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Mathieu Amalric
Screenwriter
Camille Deleau
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François Gédigier
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Critic Reviews for Barbara

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (3)

  • Mr. Amalric plays Yves as a still-besotted fan of Barbara, and as a director he's a still-besotted fan of Ms. Balibar's. He is wise in his enthusiasms.

    October 11, 2018 | Full Review…
  • In Barbara, the process of filmmaking is shown to be a nesting series of shells that allow one to be simultaneously freed and lost.

    October 8, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • An oddly alluring film that does a double backflip on hokey showbiz-bio convention: not an informative introduction to the singer by any means, but a suitably eccentric evocation of her creative essence.

    May 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Apart from occasional highs linked to songs, such as a beautiful scene of Brigitte in silhouette at the piano singing "Je ne sais pas dire," there's not much development here.

    May 18, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Barbara deviates from what is expected from a conventional biopic, and its proposal includes several stimulating points with which, unfortunately, Amalric never manages to do anything worthwhile. [Full Review in Spanish]

    July 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • An explosion of formats and textures, layers of narrative, aesthetic, like vital onion layers, in which everything is confused and nothing is incomprehensible. [Full Review in Spanish]

    April 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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