Zig Zag with New Wave Muse Bernadette Lafont

  • Bernadette Lafont
    (Gerard Blain on the right)

    Bernadette Lafont – (28 October 1938 – 25 July 2013)

    NY times obit

    In 1986 Ms. Lafont won a César, the French equivalent of the Oscar, as best supporting actress for her role as a housekeeper in “L’Effrontée” (“The Impudent Girl”), starring Charlotte Gainsbourg. She received an honorary César, for lifetime achievement, in 2003.

    “L’Effrontée” was directed by Claude Miller

  • Les Miston (see youtube)

    Truffaut simply called it “my first real film”.Moreover it was Bernadette Lafont’s film debut. She was at that time Gérard Blain’s wife. It was shot at her hometown Nîmes.

  • A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (Youtube)

  • Zig Zig (Catherine Deneuve project)

    Le Beau Serge (With her husband Gerard Blain and Jean Claude Brialy and first film by Chabrol).

    The Mother and the Whore was directed by Jean Eustache. . she played the mother.

    (J.Pierre Leaud, Jeanne Moreau, Bernadette Lafont, and Jean Eustache at Cannes 1973)