A “light form stroke episode “suffered the Jane Birkin, 74, which, however, “is fine”, but cancels its passage to the American Film Festival in Deauville (northwestern France), her family announced in a statement sent today to AFP.
THE singer and actress “suffered a mild form of stroke a few days ago,” according to a brief text released by her agent. “She is OK, her relatives also want the calm necessary for her recovery to be respected. “Jane is in a hurry to find her audience again.”
In addition to attending the Deauville Film Festival, her participation in the Ciné Rencontres festival in C Κοte d’Ivoire (northwestern France) this week was also canceled. Jane Birkin was expected to speak at these movie appointments for the movie “Jane by Charlotte” starring Charlotte Gainsbourg’s daughter, which premiered this summer in Cannes, out of competition.
Born on December 14, 1946 in London, Jane Birkin remains the beloved Englishwoman of the French, apart from Serge Gainsbourg, whose muse and ambassador she was. “When I see the French listening to old songs forty years old, I know they are part of their history. But they are also part of my story “, he said with the 2018 edition of the personal diary of” Munkey diaries “. In this play she speaks openly about a long leukemia she had to deal with and appeared for the first time in her life in the late 1990s, as broadcast by the French Agency and relayed by the Athens News Agency.
The documentary “Jane by Charlotte”, tender, endoscopic, shows the daily life of Jane Birkin at her home in Brittany, the love for dogs she shares with her daughter, while also approaching the painful issues of absence and illness.
“Our lives revolve around death,” said Charlotte Gainsbourg in Cannes, referring to Serge Gainsbourg,’s father, a French musician who died in 1991, and to Kate Barry’s half-sister, photographer and daughter of Comte Matte. who was raised by Serge and died under tragic circumstances at the age of just 46 in 2013.
In her last public appearances, Jane Birkin seemed to be in great shape, whether it was for Cannes or the stage of the Francofolies de La Rochelle music festival, where she sang a repertoire from her latest album “Oh! Pardon tu dormais… “released with Etienne Dao and songs written for her by Serge Gainsbourg.