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SPECIAL SCREENINGS

MY OWN LOVE SONG

FEATURE NARRATIVE 105 Minutes International Premiere
FILM GUIDE MY OWN LOVE SONG

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.

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About the Director(s)
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.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Special Screenings
  • Year:
    2010
  • Length:
    105 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    International
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Renée Zellweger, Forest Whitaker, Madeline Zima, Nick Nolte, Chandler Frantz, Elias Koteas
  • Director:
    Olivier Dahan
  • Screenwriter:
    Olivier Dahan
  • Producer:
    Alain Goldman
  • Associate Producers:
    Catherine Morisse, Krisin Gore
  • Executive Producer:
    James W. Skotchdopole

Contacts
  • 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
    thomas.fritsch@tobis.de
  • 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
    thomas.fritsch@tobis.de

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