June 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$8.00 (AF-members); $10.00 (Non-members)


Tuesday, 19 June 2018 – 8pm (Première)

$8.00 (AF-members); $10.00 (Non-members)

In association with

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France, 2017

Biography, drama, music

In French with English subtitles

NC16 - Some nudity

Director: Mathieu Amalric

Cast: Jeanne Balibar, Mathieu Amalric, Vincent Peirani


Brigitte is preparing for the role of the famous French singer Barbara. The actress carefully studies the character, gestures, manners, and intonations. She learns the music scores, mimics her facial expression, but, as Brigitte does and more and more of it, she gradually merges with the character. The director, Yves, is also preparing to shoot the film: he studies archival footage and painstakingly selects the music. Yves wants to recreate every detail exactly as it was, including Barbara’s apartment décor, to make her come alive again, whereas Brigitte’s motivations for transforming herself are unclear. He is inspired and even possessed—but with Barbara or with her new incarnation?


Groups of 10 or more (friends, family, company, school…) can benefit from the price of AF members by sending an email to Pauline Jorge, Cultural Programming Manager of the Alliance Française (culturalaffairs@alliancefrancaise.org.sg).