Bernadette Lafont, and God Created the Free Woman

By

Esther Hoffenberg

A journey in the company of Bernadette Lafont, French Cinema’s most atypical actress.  Tracing her career from pin-up girl, to New Wave model of sexual freedom, to drug-dealing granny in the film Paulette, by way of La Fiancée du Pirate and Les Stances à Sophie, this film pays tribute to her extraordinary life and artistic odyssey.

Her grand-daughters, Anna, Juliette and Solène, revisit the dreams of Bernadette, in the family home in the Cévennes region where they, like her, grew up.

Her close friends, Bulle Ogier and Jean-Pierre Kalfon, reminisce on their artistic and human complicity.

Throughout the film, Bernadette Lafont in person, with her inimitable character actress voice, re-evokes a life in cinema marked with insolence, courage and freedom.

Festivals & Awards

Festival de Cannes – Cannes Classics

Jerusalem Film Festival

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

Original title: BERNADETTE LAFONT, ET DIEU CREA LA FEMME LIBRE

Production: Laspus

Nationality: French

Year of production: 2016

Running time: 65'

Language: French

Ratio: 1.77

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