Official Selection 2019
Louise Narboni

SAD SONG

France / 2019 / Color / 66'
World

“Between documentary and fiction, the crude and the coded, contingency and devices, in short, between the raw and the cooked, there has always been a short-circuit, a striking short cut, impurity.” This is how Serge Daney described in 1980 the singularity of great French cinema. Forty years later, Chanson triste is a great film that proves him right. Raw: for a year, Parisian baroque singer Elodie Fonnard has taken in and taken care of Ahmad, a young refugee who has come to France to save his own life. Cooked: before Louise Narboni’s camera, Elodie and Ahmad re-enact their life together: cutting vegetables, preparing for an interview with the O ce for Refugees, sharing their respective cultures, Elodie’s songs and Ahmad’s poems. Ahmad’s life inspires Louise and Elodie to a musical programme, which the film develops alongside the relationship between the singer and

the young poet. At once an at-home musical, a political melodrama and a documentary study of a sentimental fling, Chanson triste reinvents the lyricism of the romantic and modern great lied: the expression of feelings moves us deeply, because their outpouring is at the same time emphasised and contained by the form – rhythm and melody. (C.N.)

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Louise Narboni

Official Selection

Synopsis

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2019
13.07.2019 - 14:00
MuCEM
14.07.2019 - 20:15
Théâtre de l’Œuvre
15.07.2019 - 13:15
Variétés 2
Synopsis

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Official Selection 2019
12.07.2019 - 21:15
Variétés 1
13.07.2019 - 13:15
La Baleine
14.07.2019 - 17:00
Variétés 5
Synopsis

Based on fourteen poems by Max Jacob put to music by Henri Sauguet and Robert Caby, Carte de visite is a particularly vibrant and faithful tribute to the overlooked great poet. Michel Zumpf makes...

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Official Selection 2019
12.07.2019 - 17:00
MuCEM
14.07.2019 - 11:00
Variétés 2
15.07.2019 - 10:00
Variétés 2
Synopsis

A whole film built around a single word: “Tamaran!” The first time we hear it is when Hinako’s father fulminates on the phone against a typhoon: “Tamaran!”, “unbearable!”. The word...

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2019
10.07.2019 - 18:00
MuCEM
11.07.2019 - 19:00
Variétés 1
12.07.2019 - 21:30
Variétés 2
Synopsis

Muriel Montini, whose beautiful Adieu Mon Général was shown here in competition (FID2009), is used to literary adaptations (King Lear, a while ago), which she tackles in her own, lively...

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Official Selection 2019
10.07.2019 - 14:00
Variétés 1
11.07.2019 - 12:15
Variétés 5
12.07.2019 - 10:00
Variétés 2
Synopsis

Remember the final scene of Go Toto! (FID 2017)? Madelene disappears, setting to join the boar piglet she rescued and raised in her house in Vattetot. She makes a surreptitious reappearance at the...

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Official Selection 2019
Synopsis

Almost all of public space is under surveillance: this is now a firmly established commonplace. The eyes of technique are constantly and undiscriminately recording landscapes and unfolding action....

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Official Selection 2019
Synopsis

Wrapped up warm in gorgeous medieval-like capes, two young women are walking. Setting o on their pilgrimage for a very humble destination, they travel along narrow country roads, and converse while...

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Official Selection 2019
Synopsis

“Catarina is a quantum physics researcher. She studies the sound spaces hidden in the variations of light. By immersing herself in the images she distorts, Catarina discovers a new form of sound...

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Official Selection 2019
11.07.2019 - 16:30
Variétés 1
12.07.2019 - 12:30
La Baleine
13.07.2019 - 14:45
Variétés 5
Synopsis

Either written by John or painted by Giotto, the scene is famous. Two hands come close to Jesus’ body, but his voice stops Mary Magdalene’s gesture: “Don’t touch me”. Which means,...

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Official Selection 2019
10.07.2019 - 16:15
Variétés 1
11.07.2019 - 14:30
Variétés 5
12.07.2019 - 12:45
Théâtre de l’Œuvre