Julie’s boyfriend Ismaël lives with her; rather than worry about the time he spends with his colleague Alice, Julie invites Alice to join them. The three walk the streets of Paris, party, read, and sleep together. Sometimes it’s lighthearted, sometimes there are jealousies. Then death strikes. In various ways, those left come to terms with the departure and absence of a loved one: showing concern, eating together, attempting new relationships, trying to “be there” for the other. Then, the spirit returns and new commitments are possible. The romantic elements of musical comedy play in contrast to the ambivalence of the lyrics and the story.
(Bretagne, 1970) He is a novelist, playwright and filmmaker. His 2006 film Dans Paris has led him to be considered by French critics as the heir to the Nouvelle Vague Cinema. Les chansons d’amour was one of the films selected to be in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
Filmography: Vivir deprisa, amar despacio (2018), Les malheurs de Sophie (2016), Métamorphoses (2014), Les bien-aimés (2011, D’A 2012), Homme au bain (2010), Non ma fille, tu n'iras pas danser (2009), La belle personne (2008), Les chansons d'amour (2007), Dans Paris (2006), Mi madre (2004), 17 fois Cécile Cassard (2002), Nous deux (curt, 2001)