Director: Sandrine Bonnaire
Documentary | F | 2017
52 min | Dolby 5.1
51st Hof International Film Festival
Marianne Faithfull’s long and distinguished career has seen her emerge as one of our most enduring and original singer-songwriters. As a young singer she achieved fame in the early 60s. She was Mick Jagger’s companion and an icon – the crown princess of “Swinging London”. Her whirlwind arrival came with the release of “As Tears Go by”, followed by an intensely creative period which saw her release five albums and act in three feature films before scandal and addiction left her living on the street. Her return saw her cross genres and art forms with ease, inspiring and collaborating with a new generation influenced by her work.
Combining Faithfull’s reminiscences with archive footage and live performances, Bonnaire charts her remarkable evolution as an artist and captures a portrait of rare intimacy and tenderness, encouraging Faithfull to tell her own story through a series of candid interviews.