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Love songs

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  • Technical data
  • Format: 16 mm
  • Date: 1991
  • Duration: 58 minutes
  • Writer and director: Richard Olivier
  • Image: Jean-François Boucher
  • Sound: Jean-Claude Douley, Frans Wentzel
  • Editing: Pilar Morales
  • Production director: Monique Licht

A celebration of Love, hopeless love. Each poem, every single word evokes despair, beginning with Léo Ferré’s song composed at the end of his life, who reminds us that “Love always begins with songs and ends in sorrow”.

Ferré, the nostalgic lover, accompanies us in our past, present and future grief. Francis Cabrel, Michel Rivard, Jacques Brel, Toots Thielemans, Gérard Berliner, Henry Purcell, Johnny Halliday, Danièle Messia tell us about hidden, torn, forgotten, abandoned, and worn Love.

This document is not a fast-food broadcast. It was not conceived to be readily consumable, and this is probably the reason that justifies its existence and will make it “sustainable”, eternal as is Love itself.

Press review

This film turns aside from the beaten tack. Rare but precious. " Une Autre Chanson "

Love pains which lead to the conclusion that “Love always begins with songs and ends in sorrow. " La Libre Belgique "

A personal film in which the flayed alive artist engages his whole being. " L'Instant "

A musical document to see over and over again to nourish in us what makes us worth living. " Le Ligueur "


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