Love Songs

Love Songs ★★★★

Despite a somewhat drab, overly blue atmosphere in the print I watched, and some minor pacing issues, this holds up as the same strong and moving portrait of grief and unconventional relationships as it was the first time I saw it two years ago. The songs are solid and woven into the story well, the writing outside the songs is nuanced, and the acting is great. The plot twists and turns still work very well in my opinion, as the story always stays grounded to Louis Garrel's main character and his turbulent emotions, making the turbulent and unpredictable nature of the story an advantage rather than an annoyance. It may be dressed up as a French New Wave-riffing trifle, but beyond the surface this packs a dramatic punch and remains a strong piece of work.

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