FAITHFULL

by Sandrine Bonnaire
FAITHFULL - FAITHFULL

Informations

Nation: France

Year: 2017

Length: 61'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

When she was seventeen, she was the undisputed queen of Swinging London thanks to the success of her first singles in the United Kingdom’s charts. Then she became Mick Jagger’s girlfriend and muse, inspiring some of the greatest songs he wrote for the Rolling Stones. Followed by her downfall of drugs and alcohol, anorexia, being dumped by Jagger, the scandals, her career reaching a deadlock, her celebrity status eclipsed, and then oblivion… Until her return to the limelight as a singer and actress, and the universal acknowledgement of what she represented (and keeps on representing) for an entire generation. The life of Marianne Faithfull was all that and so much more: a rainbow with iridescent colors too often overshadowed by dark hues, which she reveals in a series of interviews, alternated with archive footage and exclusive interviews with people who stood by her side, revisiting glories and miseries in a disenchanted way, though a tale where the ending leaves room for rebirth.

Director

Sandrine Bonnaire

Sandrine Bonnaire

Sandrine Bonnaire (Gannat, France, 1967) started acting when she was a young girl, winning a César for Most Promising Actress for her performance in À nos amours (1983) by Maurice Pialat, and a César for Best Actress for Sans toit ni loi (1986) by Agnès Varda. She performed in several movies, including Sous le soleil de Satan (1987) directed by Pialat, Les innocents (1987) by André Téchiné, Verso sera (1990) by Francesca Archibugi, La cérémonie (1995) by Claude Chabrol (for which she won the Volpi Cup in Venice), Secret défense (1998) by Jacques Rivette, and Au coeur du mensonge (1998) by Chabrol. She made her directorial debut in 2007 with the documentary Elle s’appelle Sabine, which portrays her autistic sister; she brought it to Cannes, participating to the Directors’ Fortnight and winning the FIPRESCI Prize. In 2012, she directed her first fictional feature J’enrage de son absence, starring William Hurt, her ex-boyfriend and father of her daughter.

Filmography:
Elle s’appelle Sabine (doc., 2007), J’enrage de son absence (2012), Faithfull (doc., 2017). 

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Sandrine Bonnaire
interpreti/cast
Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger, Salman Rushdie
produttori/producers
Laurence Miller, François Ravard
produzione/production
Cinétévé, Arte

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contatti/contacts
I Wonder Pictures
Andrea Romeo
romeo@iwonderpictures.it
www.iwonderpictures.it

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When she was seventeen, she was the undisputed queen of Swinging London thanks to the success of her first singles in the United Kingdom’s charts. Then she became Mick Jagger’s girlfriend and muse, inspiring some of the greatest songs he wrote for the Rolling Stones. Followed by her downfall of drugs and alcohol, anorexia, being dumped by Jagger, the scandals, her career reaching a deadlock, her celebrity status eclipsed, and then oblivion… Until her return to the limelight as a singer and actress, and the universal acknowledgement of what she represented (and keeps on representing) for an entire generation. The life of Marianne Faithfull was all that and so much more: a rainbow with iridescent colors too often overshadowed by dark hues, which she reveals in a series of interviews, alternated with archive footage and exclusive interviews with people who stood by her side, revisiting glories and miseries in a disenchanted way, though a tale where the ending leaves room for rebirth.

Director All about direction

Sandrine Bonnaire

Sandrine Bonnaire

Sandrine Bonnaire (Gannat, France, 1967) started acting when she was a young girl, winning a César for Most Promising Actress for her performance in À nos amours (1983) by Maurice Pialat, and a César for Best Actress for Sans toit ni loi (1986) by Agnès Varda. She performed in several movies, including Sous le soleil de Satan (1987) directed by Pialat, Les innocents (1987) by André Téchiné, Verso sera (1990) by Francesca Archibugi, La cérémonie (1995) by Claude Chabrol (for which she won the Volpi Cup in Venice), Secret défense (1998) by Jacques Rivette, and Au coeur du mensonge (1998) by Chabrol. She made her directorial debut in 2007 with the documentary Elle s’appelle Sabine, which portrays her autistic sister; she brought it to Cannes, participating to the Directors’ Fortnight and winning the FIPRESCI Prize. In 2012, she directed her first fictional feature J’enrage de son absence, starring William Hurt, her ex-boyfriend and father of her daughter.

Filmography:
Elle s’appelle Sabine (doc., 2007), J’enrage de son absence (2012), Faithfull (doc., 2017). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Sandrine Bonnaire
interpreti/cast
Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger, Salman Rushdie
produttori/producers
Laurence Miller, François Ravard
produzione/production
Cinétévé, Arte

**
contatti/contacts
I Wonder Pictures
Andrea Romeo
romeo@iwonderpictures.it
www.iwonderpictures.it