SEBERG

USA, UNITED KINGDOM | 2019 | COLOR | 96 MIN. | ENGLISH

REVIEW —

 

Everyone remembers her in black and white, walking next to Jean-Paul Belmondo in Breathless, by Jean-Luc Godard. For my part, I retain her color image: Jean Seberg wears lemon green, matching her blonde hair and light eyes; and her skin lit by the Greek sun. The scene belongs to The Road to Corinth, by Claude Chabrol, the author with whom she shot the spy films that Seberg, by Benedict Andrews, recreates and a thriller that reconstructs her stay in Hollywood where she began her career by participating in Otto Preminger films. Kristen Stewart – who has the same spark of nonconformity projected by Jean Seberg’s eyes – admirably absorbs the essence of this Nouvelle Vague star to revive the espionage she was subjected to sympathizing with the Black Panthers. “The revolution needs movie stars,” says one of Seberg’s characters. And she says it well to think about the wonderful amalgam that results from the fusion between cinema, show and politics.

Review by:   Carlos Rodríguez

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DIRECTOR —

Benedict Andrews | Adelaida | Australia, 1972

Established in Reykjavík, Benedict Andrews was educated at the Dramatic Center of the University of Flinders, in his native Australia. He is known for his scenic versions of works by Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Jean Genet and Tennessee Williams. In 2014 he presented an adaptation of The Maids of Genet with Isabelle Huppert and Cate Blanchett. His debut film was Una, a 2016 movie based on Blackbird, the work of Scottish playwright David Harrower.

Screenplay: Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse
Producer: Naima Abed, Marina Acton, Fred Berger
Production Company: Phreaker Films, Bradley Pilz Productions, Automatik
Cinematography: Rachel Morrison
Edition: Pamela Martin
Music: Jed Kurzel
Sound: Bartek Swiatek
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz