Jane B. by Agnès V.
The director of Cleo from 5 to 7 and Vagabond once again paints a portrait of a woman, this time in a marvelously expressionistic way. The everyday life of Birkin - famed singer, actress (Blow Up), fashion icon (the Hermes Birkin bag) and longtime muse to Serge Gainsbourg - is revealed through a freewheeling mix of gorgeous and unexpected fantasy sequences. In each, Jane inhabits a new character, playing a cat & mouse game with Varda as they explore the role of the Muse and the Artist, all the while showcasing the multifaceted nature of Birkin’s talent. For its first-ever U.S. theatrical release the film has been newly-restored from the original 35mm camera negative, overseen by director Varda herself.