Athens International Film Festival

Celebration

20/09/19, 20:00, ODEON OPERA 1
24/09/19, 18:00, DANAOS 2



A sensational documentary about Yves Saint Laurent that no one expected to see. In part because it sheds light on previously unknown aspects of the designer’s life and career, as it covers the designer’s final fashion show. In part because it could easily be regarded as the real life version of the “Phantom Thread”. But mainly because his partner and companion had forbidden the screening of the film up until now.


FRANCE | 2007 | COLOR & B&W | DCP | 73΄ | FRENCH

The latest collection of the ultimate of classic chic. Α meticulous observation of Yves-Saint Laurent, a hermit – victim of the ‘autism‘ and the consequences of a turbulent life. The insightful study of ‘the man of the king’, Pierre Bergé (who, while still alive, prohibited the screening of the film), a businessman, Laurent’s partner until 1976 and vigilant guard of a legacy that was written in golden letters also thanks to him.

A soundtrack reminiscent of the hearing of someone who doesn’t perceive human sounds any more, a pencamera recording a kingdom at its height (worker bees, models and ghostly helpers living for the king) and moments that the camera captures in a magic frame a relationship -Gordian knot. Olivier Meyrou’s film is the definition of a "fly on the wall" documentary describing, examining and reaching annoying truths without altering the inprint of the documented process . I.D.

DIRECTOR: Olivier Meyrou
DoP: Jean-Marc Bouzou, Florian Bouchet
EDITOR: Cathie Dambel

OLIVIER MEYROU
French director, born in 1966. He studied Literarure and Communication in France and Cinema in New York. He has worked as an assistant director in many documentaries. He has directed a series of documentaries. ‘Beyond Hatred’ (2006) won the Documentary Prize at Berlin.

FILMOGRAPHY
2013 Parade
2011 Acrobat
2009 L' Avocat du Diable
2007 Celebration
2006 Beyond Hatred


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