Thursday, 19 March 2009

Louis Clichy "A quoi ça sert l'amour?"

A quoi ça sert l'amour? is a sweet digest of true love that never runneth smooth. Former student of the French school of excellence, Gobelins, Louis Clichy made the movie for Cube in 2006. Loosely drawn with the added ingredient of Edith Piaf's classic song, the three minute movie plots the key frames in the courtship ritual, from throwing of plates to the dissemination of bouquets. Less equals more in a delicious movie that dispenses with colour, some elaboration of illustrations and yet cuts to the heart of the matter to discover love, though it is a cobbled street trampled by bare feet, really is soft and mushy. To repeat myself, there is always a little matter of the song. Spring is most certainly in the air; and should one need a spot of colour, have a look at this .

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