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Charlotte Gainsbourg / Jan. 19, 2010 / Brooklyn, NY (Bell House)
Tuesday's show (Jan. 19), which was her first ever in the U.S. and reportedly her first live concert of any significance anywhere, demonstrated that a first time is a first time, regardless of one's theoretical preparation.
French Chanteuse Charlotte Gainsbourg
In 2007, the French actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg underwent emergency surgery after doctors discovered she had suffered a brain hemorrhage months earlier in a waterskiing accident. While the procedure was a success, Gainsbourg was so rattled by the incident that she insisted on undergoing brain scans for several months afterward to make sure she was all right. To overcome her paranoia, she eventually threw herself into her music, teaming with eclectic alt-rocker Beck to record her third album, IRM, released in the U.S. on Jan. 26. Gainsbourg also took a lead role in the Lars von Trier film Antichrist, which required her to attack Willem Dafoe with a shovel and simulate mutilating her own genitals. For her troubles, she won the Best Actress Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Gainsbourg — the daughter of French singer Serge Gainsbourg and British model Jane Birkin — spoke with TIME about working with Beck, her father's musical legacy and growing up in one of France's most famous families.
i'm currently listening to IRM all the way through for the first time (on track 10) and really liking it. i like anything Beck-related though, so i'm not surprised.
just 'cause i'm shallow doesn't mean that i'm heartless
just 'cause i'm heartless doesn't mean that i'm mean
Actress, singer, and ambassador for all things infinitely cool and French Charlotte Gainsbourg is bringing her LP IRM to life this April with a two-week North American tour. The trek includes a set at this year's Coachella.
And if you're as into IRM as I am, you may appreciate a behind-the-scenes mini-doc about the record filmed by Charlotte's son Ben, who is 12 years old and already cooler than you or I will ever be. To watch click "REHEARSAL."
04-11 Vancouver, British Columbia - Vogue Theatre
04-12 Victoria, British Columbia - Alix Goolden Hall
04-14 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe
04-15 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
04-17 San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts
04-18 Indio, CA - Coachella
04-21 Chicago, IL - Park West
04-23 Montreal, Quebec - Olympia
04-24 Montreal, Quebec - Olympia
04-25 New York, NY - Webster Hall
07-16 La Rochelle, France - Le Festival Francofolies
I love Time of the Assassins and Le Chat Du Cafe Des Artistes.
I haven't really ever listened to much of her but I did love her in Science of Sleep
i'm not sure if it's her singing but I'd like to imagine it is
Charlotte Gainsbourg once again teams up with Lars Von Trier
Lars Von Trier is back with his new film, officially premiered in Cannes 2011.
Described as "A beautiful movie about the end of the world", MELANCHOLIA tells the story pf two sisters (Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg), who find their relationship challenged as a nearby planet threatens to collide into the Earth.
Coming to theatres on May 2011
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt
Charlotte Gainsbourg Announces New EP and Double Album Release Date
On September 6, Charlotte Gainsbourg will release the Terrible Angels EP on Because Music/Elektra. The EP features two unreleased songs: the title track, written and produced by Gainsbourg's IRM collaborator Beck, and "Memoir", written by Conor O'Brien, aka Villagers. It also includes a live version of "Terrible Angels" and a live cover of Bob Dylan's "Just Like a Woman".
In addition, the EP contains two videos: one for the live version of "Just Like a Woman" and one for the title track. Directed by Nathalie Canguilhem, the clip follows Gainsbourg as she discovers a very strange (and very choreographed) occurance in a parking garage. What, exactly, she discovers is kind of amazing.
The Terrible Angels EP is a precursor to Gainsbourg's forthcoming double-LP of live and unreleased material, now titled Stage Whisper, which will be released November 8. It features 11 live tracks and seven studio tracks.
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Just Like A Woman
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Terrible Angels
Charlotte Gainsbourg talks von Trier’s “Melancholia”
The Anglo-French singer-actress talks about playing Kirsten Dunst's normal sister, and that famous "Nazi" meltdown
Lars von Trier’s film “Melancholia,” which is surely one of the most spectacular screen achievements of recent years, is built around a series of dynamic opposites, or apparent opposites. It’s most obviously a movie about love and death: Its first half consists of a loosey-goosey, Ingmar Bergman-style marriage comedy with a large ensemble cast, while its second half is a darker and more intimate drama about a family facing the end of the world. It’s a story about two planets: Our beautiful blue one, home to the only known life in the universe, and a bigger, darker one called Melancholia, which has been hiding behind the sun and arrives to put an end to all that. It’s an allegory about an internal and invisible ailment, crippling depression, and one of the most potent and effective visions of science-fiction apocalypse ever brought to the screen.
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Paradisco
Nymphomaniac interview 1: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Hey Joe
Venice First Look: New Poster And Image For Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut'
How much more can you take? With the theatrical version of Lars von Trier's two part epic "Nymphomaniac" already sprawling over four hours, there's still his director's cut to contend with. The first volume of his uncensored vision debuted earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival (our review), and now volume two heads to Venice and a new image and hilarious poster have arrived.