Sad Song

Louise Narboni

France201966 MinFrench, English, Pashtu

Subtitles: DE, EN, ES, FR, HU, IT, PL, PT, RO, UA

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Her radical choice of direction consisted in putting in an off-screen place the associative and activist side of Paris that provides assistance to refugees. Two characters behind close doors "replay" in front of the camera happy and more painful moments of their cohabitation.

- Le Monde -

Sad Song

(Chanson Triste)

This is the story of a lyrical singer and an Afghan refugee. With songs and introspection, hope and disappointment.

  • FID Marseille - Georges de Beauregard National Prize / Renaud Victor Prize
  • Starring:  Elodie Fonnard, Ahmad Shinwari, Marieke Bouche, Yacir Rami, Patrick Langot, David Saudubray, Alexandre Civeyrac, Yves Fonnard
  • Production:  Mélodrama

At times a political melodrama, but also a documentary essay, SAD SONG transforms a current societal conversation into a great sentimental adventure. An air of altruism and humanity floods the film by Louise Narboni, which navigates between reality and fiction.

- Olivier Père, Director of ARTE France Cinéma -

Louise Narboni

Louise Narboni regularly films singers and dancers. She recently collaborated with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Yoann Bourgeois. She also works as a film editor, including films by Jean Paul Civeyrac.

I've always wanted to make a movie with Elodie. I like her as a singer and as a person.I discovered that she was part of an association helping refugees. There she met Ahmad, a young Afghan, and became his tutor. I met him and decided to make a film with them. A film that would be carried by Elodie's voice.