Thursday, August 22, 2013

Love Songs

2007 French Feature
Alternate Title: Les chansons d'amour

Cast: Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Chiara Mastroianni and Brigitte Roüan
Writer/Director: Christophe Honoré
Songs: Alex Beaupain

Ismael and Julie become involved in a three-way relationship when they both fall for Alice, but the complicated emotional entanglements unravel after a tragedy. Trying to soothe his pain, Ismael drifts from one meaningless encounter to another, until he meets a young man who tries to help him overcome his loss.



  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available


  • César Award for Best Music.
  • Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Special Jury Award.

  • An homage to Jacques Demy's classic French movie musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg). Like that film, Love Songs is divided into three parts, titled "The Departure", "The Absence" and "The Return". 
  • Director Christophe Honoré makes a cameo appearance during the funeral scene.
  • Cited as a favorite by filmmaker John Waters, who presented it as his annual selection at the 2009 Maryland Film Festival.

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