It was an event that changed his life. After the death of her sister Kate Barry, Charlotte Gainsbourg decided to take the loose. As she thus confided to Madame Figaro, it was towards the United States and more particularly in New York that she decided to put down her bags in 2013. With her companion Yvan Attal and her children, the daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin thus went to enjoy the pleasures across the Atlantic. And the least that we can say is that these furiously fertile years since Charlotte Gainsbourg has multiplied the projects.
Between 2013 and 2020 she has indeed appeared in more than fifteen films (by Lars von Trier, Yvan Attal, Wim Wenders, Arnaud Desplechin) and especially composed the most intimate of her albums, Rest. In the latter, the 49-year-old woman evokes the disappearance of her father and that of her sister Kate Barry. “New York has allowed me to do a lot of things. It’s a stimulating city, and over there I’m anonymous, in a very concentrated bubble,” she told the magazine. As a reminder, it was on December 11, 2016 that Charlotte Gainsbourg’s sister died at the age of 46. She died after falling, on the courtyard side, from her apartment on the fourth floor.
Charlotte Gainsbourg back in Paris
In December 2020, Charlotte Gainsbourg paid a vibrant tribute to her sister by visiting her grave in the Montparnasse cemetery. In her Instagram story, she unveiled the tomb of Kate Barry, under the Parisian gray and covered with flowers. On the occasion of the seventh anniversary of her death, Jane Birkin also spoke on RTL to say: “Talking about her at a time when the lack of her was very acute, that was what was important.” Since June 2020, Charlotte Gainsbourg has returned to Paris.
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kate Barry © VEEREN