The Wisconsin Union Directorate invites you to a free screening of this 2010 French film focusing on the life of the famous and often controversial singer, actor and public figure: Serge Ginsburg.

Taking the best from La Vie En Rose and Amelie, renowned comic book artist Joann Sfar’s Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is a completely original take on one of France’s greatest mavericks, the illustrious and infamous Jewish singer-songwriter, Serge Gainsbourg (Eric Elmosnino).

Born Lucien Ginsburg to Russian-Jewish parents, Sfar follows him from his precocious childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, to his beginnings as small time jazz musician and finally pop superstar. Along the way he romances many of the era’s most beautiful women, including Juliette Greco (Anna Mouglalis), Brigitte Bardot (Laetitia Casta) and Jane Birkin (Lucy Gordon). Employing a witty surrealistic style and a soundtrack that includes many of the musician’s greatest hits, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is a quintessential time capsule to ’60’s Paris.

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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00pm
The Marquee at Union South
projected on 35mm

The film is free and open to all Students, Staff, Faculty, and their guests. Simply show up at the theater if interested!

For more information, email
Corey Parsons
Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee
University of Wisconsin – Madison