Beloved (2011)

Director:Christophe Honore Screenplay by:Christophe Honoré Music by: Alex Beaupain Cinematography:Rémy Chevrin 

Running time:139 min  Country:France Language:French Genre:Drama,Musical,Romance  Subtitle:English 

Starring:Catherine Deneuve, Miloš Forman, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Chiara Mastroianni, Michel Delpech, Paul Schneider








César Awards, France 2012

Best Original Music (Meilleure musique originale)
Alex Beaupain 

Lumiere Awards, France 2012

Lumiere Award
Best Actress (Meilleure comédienne)
Catherine Deneuve 
Chiara Mastroianni 



This is a musical romantic melodramas interrupted by lame songs?

Beloved (French: Les Bien-aimés) is a 2011 French film written and directed by Christophe Honoré, starring Catherine Deneuve, Miloš Forman, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Paul Schneider, Michel Delpech and Chiara Mastroianni. The story is set in the 1960s through the 2000s in Paris, Rheims, Montreal, Prague and London.[1] While not a musical, the characters use musical ''narration'' and ''dialogues'' throughout the film.

The film closed the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The French release was 17 August 2011 through Le Pacte. It also premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 11 September 2011.

Review Summary
The characters in Christophe Honorés musical films the new one, Beloved (Les Bien-Aimés), and its predecessor, Love Songs (2007) do not burst into song so much as wander into it, giving voice to complicated thoughts about their feelings rather than to the feelings themselves. The musical numbers, which occur with minimal choreography on ordinary streets (and are written, for both movies, by Alex Beaupain), are less expressive than analytical, as if singing were above all a kind of philosophical reflection. A lyric that pops up early and late in Beloved ruminates on life-and-death matters of desire: I cant live without you, the singer says to her beloved, but what kills me is that I cant live without loving you. The words are sung playfully and thoughtfully, in a mood of detachment from the passions that they describe. But the film itself, for all its moments of whimsy and humor, is laced with tragedy, and if it is about love it is also about mortality, disappointment and unbearable loss. A. O. Scott