Les Chansons D’amour
Love SongsLove Songs

Love Songs (Chansons D’Amour)

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ActorsLudivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme

DirectorChristophe Honoré

From Gay Essential

Released in 2007 and directed by Christophe Honoré, gay films title Love Songs (originally Les Chansons d’Amour) is a musical about a complicated web of affection between a group of people in Paris. The film was nominated for a Palme d’Or award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Shot in Paris, the film features actors Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, and more. Read More Here

Winner of four international film awards including “BEST DIRECTOR” and “BEST MUSIC”

“An attractive and talented young cast brings this graceful film alive in all its tenderness and emotion.”
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

“The girl-boy-girl threesome, which turns out to be short-lived, is perhaps the most straightforward emotional configuration in this odd, witty, touching film. ”
   A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“You could describe Love Songs, as a blend of François Truffaut's wistful Parisian sentimentalism and Pedro Almodóvar's acrid polysexual comedy.”
   Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

Features:

  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Artificial Eye
  • DVD Release Date: 14 April 2008
  • Run Time: 92 minutes

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Reviews

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    Les Chansons d’amour is an elegiac film, but never depressing. The songs explore ambiguities of the heart and give an emotional voltage to it that is sustained right through to its wonderfully romantic final image. Paris is like another character in the film. The whole thing feels incredibly alive, and it seems to yield more with repeated viewings. The developments in the story are surprising and well handled in terms of pacing, and there is a real sense of emotion, although it is never melodramatic and punctures the kind of black-and-white emotional states you get in that genre or, say, in opera. The menage a trois at the beginning refers back to nouvelle vague films but is here taken as a starting point. It is interesting to see how Honore shows family life as well as the romantic side of life, something we don’t always see in films about young people. This too is done with considerable grace. The actors are uniformly excellent – Louis Garrel has an iconic presence yet is quite low-key. One of the best things in the film is the idea of ‘loving for the sake of the gesture’, explored really quite movingly, and, of course, ambiguously. I can’t think of any other film where this idea is present, and even if it is a little idealistic, such a romantic film certainly makes it seem very beguiling.

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