Les Chansons d'amour
Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni, Clothilde Hesme, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet / Fiction / French
An Umbrellas of Cherbourg for the 21st century.
Ismael (Louis Garrel) and Julie (Ludivine Sagnier) are beautiful twenty-somethings who have been together for eight years and find that their relationship is becoming a little flat. Bringing Alice (Clotilde Hesme), Ismael's co-worker, into the relationship has created a comfortable menage-à-trois, but also made other issues more apparent. Then tragedy strikes, and Ismael struggles to make sense of his life and move on. Oh yes - did we mention that this is a musical? As in Jacques Demy's classic Umbrellas, the songs are effortlessly, joyfully woven into each scene, so that when the characters break into song, it seems entirely natural.
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