Cult Epics is proud to present Jean Genet’s Un Chant D’Amour, the only film made by the French novelist Jean Genet. Visually reminiscent of Jean Cocteau’s Blood of a Poet, Belle et la Bete and Kenneth Anger’s Fireworks. The story, set in a prison with three main characters, a guard and two prisoners, is a voyeuristic, confrontational, poetic masterpiece.
Forbidden in France upon its release, and only available in the US in censored form and through underground distribution, UN CHANT D’AMOUR is now released from its obscurity and is presented in its complete version on DVD.
France / 1950 / 25/98 Minutes / Silent / Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo / Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 / B&W/Color
New Film Transfer
Video Introduction by Jonas Mekas
Audio Commentary by Kenneth Anger
Bonus: GENET Documentary by Antoine Bourseiller
France / 2009 / 25/ 52 Minutes / Silent / Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo / Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 / B&W/Color
“The quiet, understated fantasy of Jean Cocteau meets the homosexual surrealism of Kenneth Anger in the seminal Un Chant d’Amour, the only film ever directed by French novelist Jean Genet.” Independent