This Wednesday, June 2, two beautiful documentaries are devoted to great French singers: “Renaud, my brother” on TMC and “Léo Ferré, un homme libre” on France 3
It is not uncommon for television channels to take an interest in the lives of popular singers, but two programs in the same evening, it remains unusual. Especially since it is difficult to find a link between these two, besides the importance of the lyrics in their songs. These two artists, Renaud and Léo Ferré, have never left the public indifferent. There are few alternatives: we love them, admire them or hate them.
Léo Ferré, the portrait of an eternal rebel
He was the “third man” in the iconic photo bringing together the three “monsters” of French song, namely Brassens, Brel and himself. Of the three, Léo Ferré was the most impossible, the most mocking, but also, paradoxically, the most timid and the most flayed alive. He has led a marked career, punctuated by the events of his personal life. These are the different facets that this documentary by Natalie Frassoni and Frédéric Bouvier shows.
A captivating hour in the company of this rebellious poet with the ape-like face and the mane of a prophet. Everything goes there: cabarets, women, his monkey Pépée, anarchy, May 68 and Tuscany.
“Léo Ferré, a free man”, this Wednesday on France 3 at 11:15 pm
Renaud told by his twin brother and sister
We already know David, the twin brother of singer Renaud. But his little sister Sophie always wanted to stay in the shadows. The two reveal with their very close eyes the life of the singer since his earliest childhood, thanks to a large number of family archives, mostly unpublished. We follow his career, his world, his wounds or even his struggles: humanist, ecological, political. The singer’s relatives also set the record straight on what is sometimes said in the press and which deeply hurts them. Today, they want to celebrate this modern-day poet, for whom the French language is a precious, infinite heritage and who well deserves a “fucking” documentary, tintintin …
“Renaud, my brother”, this Wednesday on TMC at 9:15 pm