Les Chansons d'amour

Love Songs
  • 2007
  • France
  • 1h 35min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Christophe Honoré
  • Written by: Christophe Honoré
  • Cast: Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni
  • Language: French

Cheerful musical in which a couple brings a third party into their relationship, creating a comfortable arrangement but one that also brings out other issues. Poignant and full of raw images of Paris, this is clearly director Honoré's loving homage to Demy's 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg', although leading man Garrel's flamboyance and quirky tics occasionally detract from the film's central theme of lost love.

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Les Chansons d’Amour - review

13 Dec 20074 stars


MUSICAL/ROMANCE LES CHANSONS D’AMOUR (LOVE SONGS) (15) 100min In Les Chansons d’amour Christophe Honoré uses the great French filmmaker Jacques Demy’s 1964 film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg as a template, splitting his musical romance into three sections…

Les Chansons d’Amour - profile of Christophe Honoré

13 Dec 2007

PROFILE Name Christophe Honoré Born 10 April 1970, Cahaix, France. Background Having grown up in Brittany, Honoré studied literature and cinema at Rennes university, before moving to Paris in his mid-20s, where he contributed to Cahiers du Cinema. A…

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