Ne change rien (2009)
Directed by Pedro Costa
Genres - Music | Sub-Genres - Biography, Film & Television History | Run Time - 12 min. | Countries - France, Portugal | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Mark Deming
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 Winterbottom's thriller Code 46. But in addition to acting, Balibar is also a talented singer, and released her first album, Paramour in 2003. Filmmaker Pedro Costa offers an intimate look at Balibar the musician in his documentary Ne Change Rien, which offers a behind the scenes portrait as Balibar and Rodolphe Burger put together material for her next album while she rehearses for a role in the operetta "La Perichole" by Jacques Offenbach. Costa follows Balibar and Burger from recording studios in France to performance venues in Japan as the singer and actress follows her muse and allows us to witness the creative process of a multi-faceted artist. Ne Change Rien was an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, where it was screened as part of the Directors Fortnight program.