Un Chant D'Amour (A Song of Love) (1950) - Rotten Tomatoes

Un Chant D'Amour (A Song of Love) (1950)

Un Chant D'Amour (A Song of Love)




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Movie Info

Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By:
On DVD: Aug 17, 2004

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Critic Reviews for Un Chant D'Amour (A Song of Love)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Silent and wordless, it poetically and delicately recapitulates some of the themes of [Genet's] novels.

Full Review… | November 2, 2006
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Curio underground short experimental film about gay life in prisons.

Full Review… | February 13, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a very effective film, and quite lovely at times.

Full Review… | June 28, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

Strictly of curio value, it can offer contemporary viewers little more than some unintentional gay giggles. Oh, those French boys!

Full Review… | May 7, 2007
Film Threat

A revolutionary vision of emancipation through sensuality, Un Chant d'Amour is a song of love both universal and eternal.

Full Review… | March 5, 2007
Slant Magazine

Genet's film exhibits the obvious influence of his friend Jean Cocteau. Despite this, the tone and content is pure Genet.

Full Review… | July 22, 2003
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Audience Reviews for Un Chant D'Amour (A Song of Love)


The only film made by the controversial playwright Jean Genet, an extremely sensual and provocative homoerotic tale that was certainly ahead of its time, with so much powerful imagery and intense desire overflowing from the screen.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


A quite well-made, evocative short. Surprising that Genet never directed another film. And its sexual content is STILL daring -- when's the last time you saw an erect penis in an art film?

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer

A short film about love?Yes,a perfect example of jealousy and repression,the first piece of queer cinema by a legendary playwright.

Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

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