Bernadette Lafont, and God Created the Free Woman

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Bernadette Lafont, and God Created the Free Woman (Bernadette Lafont et Dieu créa la femme libre)

Directed by Esther Hoffenberg

  • France 2016; 65 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Documentary

  • Cannes IFF - Cannes Classics


A journey in the company of Bernadette Lafont, French Cinema’s most atypical actress. Tracing her career from pin-up girl, to New Wave model of sexual freedom, to drug-dealing granny in the film Paulette, by way of La Fiancée du Pirate and Les Stances à Sophie, this film pays tribute to her extraordinary life and artistic odyssey. Her grand-daughters, Anna, Juliette and Solène, revisit the dreams of Bernadette, in the family home in the Cevennes region where they, like her, grew up. Her close friends, Bulle Ogier and Jean-Pierre Kalfon, reminisce on their artistic and human complicity. Throughout the film, Bernadette Lafont in person, with her inimitable character actress voice, re-evokes a life in cinema marked with insolence, courage and freedom.




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