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Aro Recommended Un Chant D'amour


aka: A Song of Love
France 1950, 25 minutes
Dir. Jean Genet
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Cult, Classics / Prison, LGBT


Aroview: Sole foray into cinema for French convict-turned-playwright Jean Genet is a brief and intense visual poem about the fantasies of prisoners and warders.

Unavailable for many years, this constructs a provocative and pointed comment on the sexual dimensions of power relations using a subtle choreography of bodies, spaces and editing.

Originally silent, but available on this DVD edition with an excellent live soundtrack scored by Simon Fisher Turner. Also includes a commentary by writer Jane Giles and filmmaker Richard Kwietniowski.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 4:3

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