She’s fine. Jane Birkin, 74, “suffered a mild form of stroke a few days ago,” her family said in a statement. She is fine, but still cancels her coming to the American film festival in Deauville. “His relatives want us to respect the tranquility necessary for his convalescence, we can also read. Jane can’t wait to find her audience. “
Jane Birkin’s daily life in a documentary
In addition to his presence at the Deauville festival, the artist’s participation in the Ciné Rencontres festival in the Cotentin this week is also canceled. Jane Birkin had to defend in these cinematographic meetings the film Jane par Charlotte, directed by his daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg and already presented this summer in Cannes, out of competition. This tender and introspective documentary shows the daily life of Jane Birkin, in her house in Brittany, the passion shared with her daughter for dogs, and also addresses the painful subjects of absence and illness.
In great shape in Cannes
“Our lives are articulated around the dead”, exposed Charlotte Gainsbourg in Cannes, in reference to her father Serge Gainsbourg and to her half-sister Kate Barry, photographer and daughter of the composer John Barry, raised with Serge and died in tragic circumstances at only 46 years old in 2013.
During her last public appearances, Jane Birkin had shown herself in great shape, whether at Cannes or at the Francofolies de La Rochelle, where she sang a repertoire taken from her last album designed with Etienne Daho, and classic songs written for her by Serge Gainsbourg.