OH LES FILLES / Haut les filles—a new decade-spanning documentary—brings together ten of the “top girls” of French music culture who embody the defiant, persistent spirit of Édith Piaf, street waif of Belleville and punk rocker avant la lettre.
Director François Armanet—a veteran reporter for Libération and Le Nouvel observateur, and current editor-in-chief of the weekly newsweekly L’Obs—has interviewed a select group to share the perils and rewards of being a women in what is often an overtly sexist industry.
OH LES FILLES—starring Jeanne Added, Jehnny Beth, Lou Doillon, Brigitte Fontaine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Françoise Hardy, Imany, Camélia Jordana, Elli Medeiros, and Vanessa Paradis—will screen this week at COLCOA 2019 in its North American premiere.
Thursday, September 26, at 10:20 pm.
Directors Guild of America
7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles.
From top: Françoise Hardy; Lou Doillon (left) and Charlotte Gainsbourg; Imany, photograph courtesy and © Claire Vinson; Brigitte Fontaine; Camélia Jordana; Jeanne Added, La Fête de l’Humanité, Parc départemental Georges-Valbon, September 15, 2018, photograph courtesy and © Alain Leroy; Jehnney Beth; Vanessa Paradis; Elli Medeiros. Images courtesy and © the artists, photographers, and publishers.