>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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14 Comments to “>Love Songs”

  1. >Sounds lovely. I will have to watch it.

  2. >Oh, wow what an interesting kind of story. Loved this.

  3. >Oh, I haven't seen this one. I'll have to watch it. seems like something I would like right now.

  4. >oo you always watch and recommend absolutely fascinating movies I shall have to check this one out! cute blue baloon in the post below 🙂

  5. >Adoro "Canções de Amor", sem dúvida foi um dos melhores do último ano – e espero que tenha seu voto em algumas categorias do Blog de Ouro, hehehe 😉 Abraço!

  6. >Não vi este filme, infelizmente. Adoro quando temos questões delicadas que se embasam em relacionamentos. Triângulos amorosos são sempre ousados e dão boas histórias.Beijos!

  7. >Guys, it's a nice film, I hope you'll enjoy it:-)Vinicius, tem lugar (es) garantido (s) na categoria de melhor cancao hehe Abs!Kau, e o filme vai exatamente por aih.. Bjs!

  8. >I find it quite abstract and vague, maybe the director would like us to get different meanings from the film since everyone has different experiences in love. nice film, and yes, Louis Garrel : ) !xx

  9. >Nina, I think you're right:) And oh, Louis Garrel, indeed… hehehe

  10. >I watched this last year…mainly because of Louis Garrel, who is too yummy. I didn't really get into it, I don't know why but sometimes films which attempt to dissect love make my mind wander off. Maybe you have to experience it, in order to fully appreciate it?

  11. >wow, I love this video and music! I don't know why, but last time I always meet homosexual love and find it very beautiful, I mean clips not more beautiful than traditional, but the same and in art it looks more expressive,imho…lovely and warm:)

  12. >Meg, maybe.. But it's ok you didn't love it, I'm sure many share a similar opinion. I didn't even LOVE it myself… I liked the film.Zuki, they can be indeed quite lovely and sometimes even poetic when done in a certain way.

  13. >yes,yes, poetic;) I couldn't find the right word!;)

  14. >I really want to watch this one. The video is great, and the song, suberb. I hope I find it. :)Ciao!

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