Sandrine Bonnaire


2017 France
62min • English
Theme: Rokumentti selection
19.11.2017 | Time: 13.30 | Venue: Tapio 4 | BUY TICKET

The woman who has seen everything

Known for her deeply charismatic voice, Marianne Faithfull’s life has been filled with twists and turns. She was born in Hampstead, London, to a British army officer and an Austro-Hungarian noblewoman. When she was 17, Faithfull rose to fame in 1964 with ”As Tears Go By”, a hit song penned by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Gaining success both as a singer and an actor led her to a wild rock’n’roll life in the swinging London. The constant partying and hanging with the Rolling Stones made Faithfull a rock legend but it also eventually led to alcoholism, heroin addiction and a life on the streets. Her road to recovery was a long one but Faithfull finally managed shake off her demons and once again was able to focus on her music. 

Mainly known as an actor, Sandrine Bonnaire has made a succinct documentary showing that Marianne Faithfull has made peace with her colourful past, and that the most important things in life are love and music – but not necessarily in that order.