Un 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.
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