November 2013, living archive

Rising Stars, Falling Stars – We Must Have Music!

ON CONNAIT LA CHANSON, 1997

A group of people from the Parisian bourgeoisie and their love affairs, entanglements and confusions provide just the nominal plot for the film ON CONNAIT LA CHANSON (Same Old Song, Alain Resnais, F/CH/GB 1997), which Ms Vaginal Davis presents on November 24. Well-known chansons burst out from the protagonists in mid-dialogue and imbue the film’s banal reality with an easy, elated atmosphere. "Rarely has one been able to amuse oneself so much about depression, marital crisis, lies and deception and unhappy lovers as in ON CONNAIT LA CHANSON." (taz)