“GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE”
***Opening Friday, September 2nd @ the Nuart Theatre***
**César Awards 2011 - Best Actor, Best First Film**
**Tribeca Film Festival 2010 - Best Actor**
Renowned comic book artist Joann Sfar’s GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE is a completely original take on one of France’s greatest mavericks, the illustrious and infamous singer-songwriter, Serge Gainsbourg (Eric Elmosnino). Born Lucien Ginsburg to Russian-Jewish parents, Gainsbourg evolves from a precocious child in Nazi-occupied Paris, to small-time jazz musician and finally international pop superstar. Along the way, he romances many of the era’s most beautiful women, including Juliette Greco (Anna Mouglalis), Brigitte Bardot (Laetitia Casta) and Jane Birkin (Lucy Gordon). With a witty surrealistic style and a soundtrack showcasing many of the musician’s greatest hits, the film is a sensual delight and a quintessential time capsule of the eras he enjoyed.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Serge Gainsbourg's death. His extraordinary legacy includes the re-interpretation of his songs by numerous musicians including Marianne Faithfull, Beck, Sean Lennon, Kylie Minogue and Arcade Fire. (A Music Box Films release)
Directed by Joann Sfar.
Stars Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones, Sara Forestier.
The generous promoters of "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life" have five pairs of tickets (10 tickets total) to giveaway to you (awesome Hustler of Culture readers)!
For a chance to win, please leave a comment with your favorite Gainsbourg song and random.org will select the five winners on Sunday, September 4th at 9 pm PST. Winners will be notified via email so please be sure to submit a working email address.
Please note: Each pass is good for two people, to any Monday through Thursday screening next week. If a screening is sold out, you will not be able to attend that show (however, there are plenty of shows to choose from)!