It's good aesthetic stuff.
| Original Score: A-
A film dreamily in love with the equally inspiring and tedious work of art.
| Original Score: B
Shot in shadowy black-and-white, its first 20 minutes feature Balibar singing a song on stage portentously called Torture which was what it was like to listen to her.
Balibar's dreamy voice (I'm reminded of Billie Holiday) is complemented by Costa's hypnotic camera work. The result is a visual and aural delight.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
as much a startling study of musical composition as it is a stoic, sublime ode to cinema love.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ne Change Rien is about the work, the mix of inspiration and hard labor that performers draw on from moment to moment, an alchemical event that cinema rarely shows.
Call it the Passion of Jeanne: Accompanied for much of the movie by a single reverb-heavy guitar and a snare drum, Balibar demonstrates a carefully calibrated lack of affect and a voice as smoky as a carton of Gitanes.
Coffee-table art book meets musical documentary in this enormously satisfying endeavor.
It's a ravishing bit of pure cinema, and a litmus test for the viewer's capacity to withstand the director's exacting formalism.
| Original Score: 3/4