Love Songs (2008) Boy loves girl and sings about it, boy loses girl to tragedy and sings about it, then boy considers the possibility of new love with… 2008-03-19 Unrated PT95M Musical Chiara Mastroianni Louis Garrel IFC Films
Movie Review

Love Songs (2008)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Love Songs | LOVE SONGS Ludivine Sagnier (l) and Chiara Mastroianni in Christophe Honoré's film, which channels the spirit of Umbrellas of Cherbourg
LOVE SONGS Ludivine Sagnier (l) and Chiara Mastroianni in Christophe Honoré's film, which channels the spirit of Umbrellas of Cherbourg
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Mar 19, 2008; Rated: Unrated; Length: 95 Minutes; Genre: Musical; With: Chiara Mastroianni and Louis Garrel; Distributor: IFC Films

Boy loves girl and sings about it, boy loses girl to tragedy and sings about it, then boy considers the possibility of new love with a new boy and sings about it — and the whole thing works, in a delirious French way. Collaborating again with his sensual male muse Louis Garrel, after Dans Paris, Christophe Honoré and songwriter Alex Beaupain update the spirit of Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg for a new youthquake generation with Love Songs: Chiara Mastroianni charms here just as her maman, Catherine Deneuve, did in Demy's 1964 classic. B+

Originally posted Mar 19, 2008 Published in issue #984 Mar 28, 2008 Order article reprints