1960, Henri Fabiani shoots « Le bonheur est pour demain » (Happiness is for tomorrow) in St Nazaire. It is the only fiction film the director made, amongst his dcumentaries. On screen are Jacques higelin, 20, and Irène Chabrier. The film has just been restored and shown in St Nazaire. What a lovely idea !
In love on screen, Irène and Jacques would also fell in love in real life too. The « lettres d’amour d’un soldat de 20 ans » (a 20 years-old soldier’s love letters) were written by Jacques for her ! On saturday night, at the Fanal, they were there, on the row in front of me, close to each other. What a feeling, an intense emotion it was to have them today and 50 years earlier on screen at the same time…. And this all ended with a drink and a few exchanged words.
Jacques Higelin, his poetry, his energy, his madness have been in my years for more than 35 years and in my eyes at his concerts. He allowed me to discover Trenet, when my teenage self was wondering what could be the point of that «crazy singer »… Thanks to them both, to Sylvette from the Fanal for allowing me to live that moment, and to Florence for sharing that moment and for her pictures. Happiness, when was it ?
Thanks to them both, to Sylvette from the Fanal for allowing me to live that moment, and to Florence for sharing that moment and for her pictures. Happiness, when was it ?
Ce message est également disponible en : French