Un Chant D'Amour details
|Starring:||Java, Andre Reybaz, Lucien Senemaud|
Un Chant D'Amour
|Run time:||25 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Dynamite comes in small packagesBy sweetpea from cardiff , 15 Jul 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Blac&white silent film supercharged with rioting emotions and instincts. 5 stars for artistic impression and the fact that this film was made in 1950. It is very private, certainly not entertainment, therefore lock your friends and the boyfriend away, 1-2-1 viewing is the best delivery method. I felt dirty and uncomfortable, witnessing something that I perhaps was not meant to, something almost too intimate. Also, the film has an independent commentary that is worth switching on, when you play it second time.
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Great piece of cinema historyBy lawsonchamberlain (83 reviews) from Doncaster , 21 May 2009Wow, every gay man must watch this, its only 25 minutes long but its really good very arty and extremely homoerotic. The previous reviews are right you have to watch this twice first as it is and then again with the commentary on, thoroughly enjoyed it.
Silent surpriseBy a customer from Folkestone , 12 Feb 2009If you are looking for porn, you won't get it.
Very much a piece of video art that will only appeal to a small audience - not just gay folk. If you are interested in a film history as an academic subject it's a must-see that has to be judged, not only as a piece of art, but also as a social commentary that has to be put in context.
shortBy a customer from Norwich , 14 Nov 2008Great insight into the life of Genet. However, much too short. Would have been better value if it was linked to a collection of short films.
Genuine cinema poetryBy a customer from London, England , 30 Oct 2008Made by playwright Jean Genet primarily for his own circle of friends - he resisted a cinema release as late as the seventies, feeling it was too private and personal - this wonderful little film demonstrates an instinctive understanding of film and its possiblities. Focusing on male desire, and the inevitable loneliness of prison (for both the inmates, who at least have their own solidarity, and the guards), it uses explicit(ish) imagery to demonstrate how human beings can still achieve intimacy and a kind of fulfilment and escape. It is haunting and beautiful and not for the easily shocked.
Of mainly historical interestBy a customer from London , 29 Nov 2007This film is basically gay erotica - surprisingly graphic for it's time. More of interest as a historical item or to fans of Genet than as a film really (to me at least) but it's watchable enough and it only goes on for twenty-five minutes. I can imagine that it was quite shocking at the time and the 'plot' of imagined freedom is quite nice. The music was excellent but it did raise the question of why modern sound was put over the top of the original silent film - though I guess if it bothers anyone that much they can always watch it with the sound down.