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Director: Bertrand Bonello
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Coming off his career high-point in L’Apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close) aka House of Tolerance (which our Blake Williams placed high above his 2011 Best List (here is our interview with the filmmaker), Bertrand Bonello curiously decided to move towards biopic terrain for his sixth feature film and it just so happens embark on a non-battle of dueling portraits on the fashion guru.
Gist: The film will focus on the period running 1965 to 1976 when Yves Saint Laurent was at the peak of his powers, culminating with the 1976 Russian collection, considered by many as his most influential.
Release Date: An October 1st release date in place in France easily »
- Eric Lavallee
Maximilian Schell movie director (photo: Maximilian Schell and Maria Schell) (See previous post: “Maximilian Schell Dies: Best Actor Oscar Winner for ‘Judgment at Nuremberg.’”) Maximilian Schell’s first film as a director was the 1970 (dubbed) German-language release First Love / Erste Liebe, adapted from Igor Turgenev’s novella, and starring Englishman John Moulder-Brown, Frenchwoman Dominique Sanda, and Schell in this tale about a doomed love affair in Czarist Russia. Italian Valentina Cortese and British Marius Goring provided support. Directed by a former Best Actor Oscar winner, First Love, a movie that could just as easily have been dubbed into Swedish or Swahili (or English), ended up nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. Three years later, nominated in that same category was Schell’s second feature film as a director, The Pedestrian / Der Fußgänger, in which a car accident forces a German businessman to delve deep into his past. »
- Andre Soares
2 items from 2014
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