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Code: 5146
A film by Pedro Costa

2009 / France / 100 min / NR
1.33:1 / French Dolby Digital 5.1 / English Subtitles


    One of the most important figures in contemporary cinema, Pedro Costa's celebrated music documentary is a mesmerizing portrait of French actress-turned-singer Jeanne Balibar, a transfixing, cigarette-smoking chanteuse with an intense devotion to her craft. Photographed in shimmering black-and-white and featuring a soundtrack of jazz-inflected pop songs, Ne Change Rien is a luminous exploration of the creative process.

    Special Features

    · The End of a Love Affair (8 minutes), a short film by Pedro Costa
    · Deleted Scenes: Three Songs - "Le Tour Du Monde," "A Safe Place" and "Les Petits Papiers"
    · "Tronomettes," eight musical sketches by Jeanne Balibar
    · International TV Spots
    · Theatrical Trailer
    · Teaser Trailer
    · Booklet featuring notes by Pedro Costa

    Film Reviews

    "Entrancing. Something between a portrait and a performance doc. Stunning and beyond atmospheric."
    J. Hoberman, Village Voice

    "Both a startling and lucid lesson in filming musical performance and a cinephilic marvel...The sensual, velvety, high-contrast black-and-white images capture the exertions and exultations of music-making...Costa's film was born under the virtual gaze of three artistic godfathers with original approaches to filming musical performances—Godard, Chris Marker, and Jean-Marie Straub—and, in the course of this bracing, fascinating feature, he conjures them all."
    Richard Brody, The New Yorker

    "A visual and aural delight."
    New York Post

    "Captivating. By the end, you feel curiously closer to the performer and her process without having any clue how you got there. It's exhilarating."
    Time Out New York