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FILM: Saint Laurent


  • O Cinema Wynood 90 Northwest 29th Street Miami, FL, 33127 United States (map)

Yves Saint Laurent’s life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.

In this controversial and unauthorized biography, we see that not only did St. Laurent define himself and his design style during this period, but through both his persona and his business, made an indelible mark on the very era. Director Bertrand Bonello’s trademark fascination with the sensual, the sensory and the hedonistic makes a perfect fit to explore St. Laurent’s now-mythological decade of deliverance. With stunning attention to detail, including a climactic recreation of St. Laurent’s revolutionary Moroccan-inspired 1976 collection, Bonello captures the spirit of creative genius in a time of great freedom, even as emotional vertigo threatened St. Laurent’s own spectacular heights.

A brilliant cast, including Jeremie Renier as St. Laurent’s life and business partner Pierre Berge (who refuses to this day to lend credence to Bonello’s film) and Louis Garel as St. Laurent’s male model lover, as well as Helmut Berger and Brady Corbet in memorable appearances, add to the rich, luxurious texture of the hunt for beauty and perfection.