Flashback: Françoise Hardy – Le Temps De L’Amour

I went to Cannes last week for the film festival as a guest of my friend’s boss.   I cannot get this song out of my head.  It plays during the trailer of the new Wes Anderson movie, “Moonrise Kingdom”, which was the opening film of the festival.

The first time I saw the trailer I was worried the movie would be too “twee”.  There’s a reason Anderson is one of the most polarizing film directors working in Hollywood today.  I bumped into a film critic last week who told me the movie really moved him (after the first half hour) and I’ve heard the performances are great.

My parents had several Hardy records when I was growing up, but I was trying to fit into suburban America and wasn’t checking for a singer from France.   Now, like many other things my Caribbean parents liked, I get it.

Here’s the “Moonrise Kingdom” trailer.

  1. Great song! I just watched the trailer, wow what a cast! And, sorry but that kid at the very end playing the board game, the one on the right, I swear that’s my son. What the heck? When did he get into a Wes Anderson movie? ;-)

  2. Megan said:

    Love love love all of the soundtracks to Wes Anderson’s films – almost more than the movies themselves!!

    • He does have fantastic soundtracks.

      I’m hoping this one will feature a lot of Ms. Hardy as the female lead is supposed to be a big fan.

  3. dgibber123 said:

    LOVE this!

  4. I would’ve killed for my parents to have Françoise Hardy CDs–i was stuck with the BeeGees, Elvis and Crystal Gayle!!! Love this song and cannot wait to see the movie.

  5. Crystal “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” Gayle?!

    I love the BeeGees. I appreciated Elvis’s talent but I don’t own a single CD or song of his.

    I hope his movie opens here in original language.

  6. Thank you for this track! I love Hardy’s style and now I’ll listen to her as I stroll along the canal with my retro sunglasses. Lovely!

  7. Naphtali said:

    Like this song, I now have new obsession, thanks to you. This will be my summer music

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