Cannes 2021: Charlotte Gainsbourg, surrounded by Jane Birkin and her son Ben Attal on the Croisette

“It’s an excuse to get close to her, watch her and take time with her,” Charlotte Gainsburg told us last December, on the occasion of ELLE’s 75th anniversary. Seven months later, Serge Gainsbourg’s daughter appeared on the steps of the Palais des Festivals to present her first film as a director, “Jane from Charlotte”. An intimate feature film, revealed at a special screening under the Cannes Première label, where her mother, Jane Birkin, watches as she has never done before. Over the course of several years, the two artists engaged in intimate conversations to make way for their pure relationship. That the mother confronts her daughter.

On Wednesday, July 7, Jane Birkin will naturally accompany Charlotte Gainsbourg’s debut on the red carpet, for the 74th Cannes Film Festival. A few hours after Sophie Marceau, André Dussollier and Geraldine Belhas presented François Ozon’s latest film, mother and daughter covered all eyes, voluntarily becoming themselves at the game of the paparazzi present. A regular at Croisette—her first flight of stairs dates back to 1990, for “The Sun Even at Night”—Lou Doillon’s sister competed elegantly in a black outfit. A sober and elegant look was also worn by Serge Gainsbourg’s inspiration. And they weren’t the only ones to make the trip since they also attended Alice, Joe and Ben Attal, the three children of Charlotte Ginsburg and Evan Attal.

The Ginsburg-Birkin family followed the cast of “The Velvet Underground,” directed by Todd Haynes and shown out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Discover all the photos of the evening.

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