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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film A Song of Love

    Chaque image est forte d'une poésie et d'une sensualité rarement égalées depuis. www.cinefiches.com

  2. El Biffo's rating of the film A Song of Love

    The sexiest prison movie I have ever seen.

  3. Mitchell Glidden's rating of the film A Song of Love

    1/3 of Poison makes a lot more sense now.

  4. lauramboria@utexas.edu's rating of the film A Song of Love

  5. mpho3's rating of the film A Song of Love

    like an offering from a sexy jean couteau universe

  6. Morris Bros.'s rating of the film A Song of Love

  7. Justin Kline's rating of the film A Song of Love

    Meh. Just as provocative as I'm sure it was in 1950, but nothing I would get up in arms about, demanding that it must be seen. Almost solely significant or worth a watch because it was directed by Genet himself.

  8. Brent Landon's rating of the film A Song of Love

  9. Rtab's rating of the film A Song of Love

    The film shows the incarceration and limitation of homosexuality by the society (the prison, in this case) and ironically it was banned for many years. A truly radical work, considering the time it was made in and one that was essential.

  10. dAlton Anthony's rating of the film A Song of Love

    Queer's everything but this is much more than queer cinema. This is the human condition in 26 minutes.

  11. photo_aurora's rating of the film A Song of Love

    It's hard to believe this film was made in the 1950's. Jean Genet captures eroticism, pain, homophobia, BDSM phantasy, oppression, lust and more in just 26 silent minutes. It made me think of some of Mapplethorpe's images and the uproar they caused in 1989. Definitely recommended, it deserves its status of ground breaking classic.

  12. Myles's rating of the film A Song of Love

  13. caitlin.f's rating of the film A Song of Love

    well you definitely don't need sound to make a profound impact...

  14. Loz Loory's rating of the film A Song of Love

  15. SpacePirate's rating of the film A Song of Love

    Watched this while having my morning coffee. Was not expecting scenes of a dude stroking his boner while I enjoyed my sumatra, but nonetheless, an effective short here. The fact that this was released in 1950 is astounding. Feels like a short Kenneth Anger would've made years later. I was researching on IMDB a bit and it seems this was the only film he directed. A shame. Very forward thinking and inspired. 4.5 stars

  16. Landen Celano's rating of the film A Song of Love

  17. VivianDarkbloom's rating of the film A Song of Love

    a portray of desire and art without audio or lines. This film must have been so controversial in the 50s.

  18. Ian Detlefsen's rating of the film A Song of Love

    Weird, visually rhythmic, and wonderful. And one of the few films I've ever seen with erect penises (that wasn't porn).

  19. Kevin's rating of the film A Song of Love

    Bresson knew John Cocteau and I think was related by marriage. Over a 1950 dinner Bresson talks about the Country Priest he will release in 1951. Cocteau suggests a midnight movie, a project he recently finished, and the rest is history, Bresson turns radically Calvinist, Cocteau continues on his path of debauchery. What the…

  20. Madalina Ene's rating of the film A Song of Love

  21. Rory Boothe's rating of the film A Song of Love

    It is striking how gentle the film can feel, with the touching skin and the wafting smoke.

  22. David R Williams's rating of the film A Song of Love

    One of those classics of cinema that more have heard of than have actually seen. "Silent and shot in grainy black and white, the film presents a passionate relationship between inmates, separated from each other by the prison walls. The prisoners express their estranged desire for each other in increasingly sensual ways until the frame is filled with writhing bodies....a lone guard watches, menacing and jealous".

  23. Wee Hunk's rating of the film A Song of Love

    Something something beauty. Something something love. Something something prison.

  24. Carrie Hunter's rating of the film A Song of Love

    Makes me feel straighter, but in a gayer way.

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