Michel Gondry signs his return with a superb clip illustrating “La Chanson de Prévert” by Serge Gainsbourg, produced on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the artist’s death.
When Michel Gondry meets … Serge Gainsbourg! On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the artist’s death, the director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind signs his return with a superb clip illustrating La Chanson de Prévert. VSComposed by the cabbage-headed man in 1960, this song was released the following year in the album The astonishing Serge Gainsbourg.
The clip of The song of Prévert, the first in a series of meetings initiated by Universal between leading directors of French cinema and the work of Serge Gainsbourg, is a lively little gem full of poetry and melancholy. We follow the journey, lasting three minutes, of a dead leaf that ages everything it meets, from fish to birds, including the hair and hands of townspeople. Once again, here, the artisanal genius of Gondry works wonders.
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Did the filmmaker feel the pressure while making a clip to music and texts by Gainsbourg? “It’s another level”, he admits, questioned by our colleagues from BFMTV. “It’s a little hard to say that compared to all the artists I’ve worked with, but it still reaches an incredible level. There aren’t that many words, and every word has a complex meaning. keeping it simple. It’s very dark, very sad, but it’s so inspired that it inspires directly. “
The music video for “La Chanson de Prévert” by Michel Gondry: