Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

Comic book artist Joann Sfar discusses directing his first feature film, “Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life.” He interprets the life of 1960s singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg (né Lucien Ginsburg to Russian-Jewish parents), beginning with his childhood years in Nazi-occupied Paris, then depicts his early years as a painter and jazz musician, and his life as a wildly popular performer, notorious bon vivant, and lover of some of the world's most glamorous women. “Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life” opens August 31 at Film Forum.