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My Own Love Song

Special Screenings

International Premiere

France | 105 MINUTES | English |



Olivier Dahan broke into the U.S. when his last film, La vie en rose, won two Academy Awards®, and now the writer/director is boldly stretching his talents stateside with his first English-language independent feature. Under Dahan's inspired direction, an unassuming story about an ex-singer blossoms into a whimsical down-home road movie. Jane (played memorably by Renée Zellweger) and Joey (Forest Whitaker) couldn't be more different. All they have in common is solitude and a mildly contentious friendship. She is a hardened wheelchair user retired musician, and Joey is an endearing oddball out of step with the daily grind. When Joey learns of a secret that Jane harbors he convinces her to embark on a cross-country trip to Memphis with the hope that she will face her past. On their trip, they stumble upon a bevy of fascinating characters who begin to peel back the layers of Jane's tough exterior.

Zellweger is in top form as Jane, and her singing voice only adds to a powerful and moving performance. Talented cinematographer Matthew Libatique (Requiem for a Dream, Iron Man) beautifully captures a dreamy southern landscape. A heartwarming and magical story of friendship and redemption—with original music by Bob Dylan—My Own Love Song reflects Dahan's vision of an innocence and spirit that is distinctly American.


Olivier Dahan directed the Oscar®-winning international hit film La vie en rose. Before taking up film directing, Dahan had his work displayed in various art exhibitions. His films as writer/director include Le petit poucet, La vie promesse, and Crimson Rivers.
Olivier Dahan
Alain Goldman
Primary Cast
Renée Zellweger, Forest Whitaker, Madeline Zima, Nick Nolte, Chandler Frantz, Elias Koteas
Associate Producers
Catherine Morisse, Krisin Gore
Olivier Dahan
Executive Producer
James W. Skotchdopole


Director's Agent
Laurent Gregoire
Yume Quad Film
Llichy, 92110
Phone: +33 142670505
Print Origin
Thomas Fritsch
Tobis Film
Berlin, D-14195
Phone: +49 30 839 007 43