Charlotte Rampling: The Look

Directed by Angelina Maccarone

Synopsis

A biographical study of legendary actress Charlotte Rampling, told through her own conversations with artist friends and collaborators, including Peter Lindbergh, Paul Auster, and Juergen Teller. Intercut with footage from some of Rampling's most famous films, this "self-portrait through others" is a revealing look at one of our most iconic screen stars.

Film Info

Release Year: 2011
Running Time: 98
Color Type: Color and B&W
Country: France, Germany
Language: English, French, and German with English subtitles

Legendary actress Charlotte Rampling (Heading South, Melancholia) is "the perfect confluence of brains and beauty" (Time Out NY), and THE LOOK is the entrancing documentary that brings you into intimate contact with both.

Director Angelina Maccarone has Rampling engage in candid conversations with many of her closest friends, including author Paul Auster and photographer Juergen Teller. Very much at ease with these old acquaintances, Rampling reveals her views on aging, beauty, desire and death with disarming frankness. Often these conversations veer into the questions raised by her films, like the taboo sexuality of The Night Porter and Max mon Amour, or the tough moral choices of Sidney Lumet's The Verdict.

This "haunting and captivating" (LA Times) portrait was an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival and features clips from many of Rampling's films (including Woody Allen's Stardust Memories and François Ozon's Swimming Pool), showing the breadth and depth of her talent. THE LOOK is a revelatory documentary that deeply explores the mind and work of one of the greatest artists of the past 40 years.

Cast

    Anthony Palliser (himself)
    Barnaby Southcombe (himself)
    Charlotte Rampling (herself)
    Cynthia Fleury (herself)
    Franckie Diago (himself)
    Frederick Seidel (himself)
    Joy Fleury (herself)
    Juergen Teller (himself)
    Paul Auster (himself)
    Peter Lindbergh (himself)

Crew

  • Directed by Angelina Maccarone
  • Written by Angelina Maccarone
  • Produced by Charlotte Uzu , Gerd Haag , Michael Trabitzsch , Serge Lalou
  • Cinematography by Bernd Meiners , Judith Kaufmann

Festivals / Awards

Official Selection: Cannes International Film Festival (Cannes Classics)

Reviews

"FASCINATING! Ms. Rampling is presented as an endlessly watchable mystery..." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"The exceedingly talented star of The Night Porter and Under the Sand holds captivating court in Angelina Maccarone's come-into-my-world documentary portrait... It's a pleasure to be in her company." - Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

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Photos

  • Anthony Palliser and Charlotte Rampling in a scene from Angelina Maccarone's documentary CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK.
    • Anthony Palliser and Charlotte Rampling in a scene from Angelina Maccarone's documentary CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK.
      • Charlotte Rampling in a scene from Angelina Maccarone's documentary CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK.
        • Jurgen Teller and Charlotte Rampling in a scene from Angelina Maccarone's documentary CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK.
          • Paul Auster and Charlotte Rampling in a scene from Angelina Maccarone's documentary CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK.
            • Portrait of director Angelina Maccarone.
              • Peter Lindbergh and Charlotte Rampling in a scene from Angelina Maccarone's documentary CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK.