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January 5, 2009

>Love Songs

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Oh, love. And sex. Both deeply attached sometimes. In this story, the characters deal with love and sex issues, being only able to speak up their feelings by singing a love song. Ismaël and Julie are together and welcome a third person, Alice, forming therefore a romantic triangle. Alice is playful and seems genuinely happy living a free and “uncommitted” love whereas Julie questions her own feelings and Ismaël’s. Death strikes suddenly, affecting Ismaël, who begins to lose his faith in love. What’s love, then? The film doesn’t give any answers as it doesn’t go deeply within this question. The songs are not even part of the narrative, but play rather as beautiful digressions that come out in opportune moments. And there’s Louis Garrel. *Sigh*.

This song is just beautiful, and so is this scene.

Love Songs (Les Chansons d’amour, France, 2007). Written and directed by Christophe Honoré. Starring Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet.

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