This is the opening sequence from Austin Chicks’ directorial debut “XX XY”, featuring a young Mark Ruffalo. The film is a New York indie naturalistic ‘rites of passage’ movie – with the tag line “There’s no room for honesty in a healthy relationship”.
The opening song “La soleil et revenu” was co-written by the Insects and Alison Moyet.It has a certain ‘joie de vivre’ quality which ironically juxtaposes with the grittier realism of the movie.
Given the naturalism of the movie, Austin didn’t want us to score the movie in a conventional sense – the brief was simply to provide a number of tracks which ‘fitted’ certain scenes. Most of the tracks play within the context of the movie, as background to parties, restaurants, bars, apartments.