Sunday, March 2, 2008

"Love Songs" French Indie Musical About Threesomes and More

A new indie musical that has already won high praise from critics is making the rounds. It is French with English subtitles and is called Love Songs. Non-monogamous straight and bisexual/homosexual relationships are the focus. It will be interesting to see where the relationships go, especially since the description of the film says up front that a couple is trying to revive their stalled relationship. We know how that usually turns out - not good, since polyamory very rarely benefits people in troubled relationships. Here's the description:

"Christophe Honore further makes a case as one of the most exciting filmmakers of our generation with the exuberant and tender LOVE SONGS (LES CHANSONS D'AMOUR). A modern day musical told through unforgettable songs sung 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) and a young college student (Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet of STRAYED); one of which may offer him redemption."

I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for this one. There is a fairly lengthy trailer to see on the film's website.

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