Coming soon: Girls Rock, XXY (I'd forgotten there were multiple showings of this -- Sun. May 25 at 4pm, Wed. May 28 at 4pm, Sat. May 31 at 4pm)
French CinemaThis was disappointing. I wasn't really sold on the chemistry of any of the pairings, and the plot really wasn't what I had expected it to be. ( Collapse )
Love Songs [IMDb]
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Love Songs (Les Chansons d'amour) by Christophe Honoré (France, 2007, 100 min.). Christophe Honoré furthers his case as one of the most exciting filmmakers of our generation with the exuberant and tender Love Songs. A modern-day musical told through unforgettable songs performed entirely by the cast and scored by Alex Beaupain, the film has overjoyed audiences at the Cannes and Toronto Film festivals while earning recognition in its native country with four French Cesar nominations. In the hope of sparking their stalled relationship, Ismael (Louis Garrel of Dans Paris, The Dreamers) and Julie (Ludivine Sagnier of Swimming Pool) enter a playful yet emotionally laced threesome with Alice (Clotilde Hesme of Regular Lovers). When tragedy strikes, these young Parisians are forced to deal with the fragility of life and love. For Ismael, this means negotiating through the advances of Julie's sister (Chara Mastroianni of Persepolis). Erwann, a young college student (Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet of Strayed), may offer him redemption. In French with English subtitles.