Un chant d'amour - Lucien Sénémaud

Un chant d'amour - Lucien SénémaudUn chant d’amour (1950) – dir. Jean Genet
Despite my ignorance, Un chant d’amour speaks on a very basic level that needs no research to understand.  Banned as obscene and pornographic, the 1950 short film was smuggled to the United States in pieces, hidden in a traveler’s clothing.

Un chant d’amour is erotic vividly communicates love and lust in a way that crosses sexual boundaries.  I may not share Genet’s love of the young actor, but I understand it, at least in part.

For those interested in the intellectual context, jim’s film website has the best essay I could find on the film.

You can view it in its entirety for free online at http://www.ubu.com/film/genet.html

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