Ne change rien is born of a friendship between the actress Jeanne Balibar, the sound engineer Philippe Morel and Pedro Costa. Jeanne Balibar sings in rehearsal recordings, rock concerts to opera singing lessons, a granary in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines to the scene of a café in Tokyo. —Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Pedro Costa (born 1959) is a Portuguese film director. He is acclaimed for using his ascetic style to depict the marginalised people in desperate living situations. Many of his films are set in a district of Lisbon inhabited by the socially disadvantaged and shot in a natural and low-key way that makes them resemble documentaries. While studying history at University of Lisbon, Costa switched to film courses at School of Theatre and Cinema (Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema). After working as an assistant director to several directors such as Jorge Silva Melo and João Botelho, he made a first feature film O Sangue (The Blood) in 1989. He collected the France Culture Award (Foreign Cineaste of the Year) at 2002 Cannes International Film Festival for directing the film No Quarto da Vanda (In Vanda’s Room). Juventude em Marcha (Youth on the March, known as “Colossal Youth” in Anglophone countries, and “En avant, jeunesse” – “Onward, Youth” – in Francophone countries) was selected for… read more
This is amazing. Costa does with Jeanne what he did with Ventura or Vanda creating a brilliantly shot monochrome spectacle.
this is pathetic. she can't sing. she catches the rhythm so slowly, that she bores her partners. she does not write her songs and the best she can do is speak, not sing them. what the hell is she doing in music? a movie star discovers a "second vocation" and the rest of the world must cope with that.
well, sorry if you like(d) it or will :D. tolstoy via kossakovsky was right : don't write/make movies (and in this case make music) if you can live without it. i am sure she thrives without it. so why challenge Creation? it was not even a mockumentary. it could ease my cramps if it was. the photography is awesome, though.
Evocative and atmospheric doc about the enigmatic French chanteuse, Jeanne Balibar. Not so much a typical documentary as it is a living portrait, the film simply observes her creative process as she works on a new album. Shot in striking black and white, NE CHANGE RIEN is a haunting, soulful look at the birth of a work of art.
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Photo by Fabrizio Maltese/EF Press/fabriziomaltese.com.
Considering all his talk about work, the value of it as well as its humility, and especially how making movies is work too—good work, by ardent
First, Ne change rien turns up the idea that most of Pedro Costa’s recent films are dress rehearsals. Where his major mentors, Jean
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At the AFI Film Festival, Pedro Costa introduced his latest documentary, “Ne Change Rien,” expressing that he sought to make… read review