Ne change rien
Ne change rien (2010)

Jeanne Balibar is a gifted French actress who has worked with a number of leading international filmmakers, including Jacques Rivette, Diane Kurys, Olivier Assayas and Raoul Ruiz, and was introduced to English-speaking audiences in Michael… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 3, 2010
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Balibar's dreamy voice (I'm reminded of Billie Holiday) is complemented by Costa's hypnotic camera work. The result is a visual and aural delight.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Call it the Passion of Jeanne: Accompanied for much of the movie by a single reverb-heavy guitar and a snare drum, Balibar demonstrates a carefully calibrated lack of affect and a voice as smoky as a carton of Gitanes.

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Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Shot in shadowy black-and-white, its first 20 minutes feature Balibar singing a song on stage portentously called Torture which was what it was like to listen to her.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

It's exhilarating.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's good aesthetic stuff.

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Chris Cabin

as much a startling study of musical composition as it is a stoic, sublime ode to cinema love.

Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

Ne Change Rien is about the work, the mix of inspiration and hard labor that performers draw on from moment to moment, an alchemical event that cinema rarely shows.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A film dreamily in love with the equally inspiring and tedious work of art.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Coffee-table art book meets musical documentary in this enormously satisfying endeavor.

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