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7.7
/10
300 Ratings

Ne change rien

Directed by Pedro Costa
France, Portugal, 2009
Documentary, Musical

Synopsis

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.

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Ne change rien Directed by Pedro Costa
Ne Change Rien is a beautiful collection of exchanges, interrupted.
November 27, 2019
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As ever drawing upon the lessons he learned studying (and even filming) Straub-Huillet, Costa takes a material approach to his portrait of Jeanne Balibar, poring over the craft of songmaking and practice with a focus few music documentaries can match. But don’t overlook the beauty of the thing, all velvety black-and-white digital video, luminous in a way that few films are, much less documentaries.
June 05, 2015
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Balibar’s search for the right sound is a laborious process of false starts and retakes, but Costa films it with an incredible sense of precision and focus. Never once moving the camera, he’s utterly locked into each moment. Using a deceptively simple palette of shadows and light, he sculpts an arresting portrait of Balibar as she shapes her music.
October 10, 2012
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