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Audrey Hepburn was one of movies best-loved stars, blessed with beauty, talent, an elegant sophistication, and an enduring aura of youthful innocence. As Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, she spoke for the world's suffering children and families, earning an affection and admiration that only increased with news of her untimely death. From the star herself we learn of her career, and the family and friendships that were her priority. Directors Billy Wilder, Blake Edwards and Stanley Donen, composer Henry Mancini, actors Gregory Peck, Mel Ferrer, George Peppard and Roger Moore, fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy and others, join Rob Wolders and Sean Ferrer to help complete this loving portrait. With clips from Roman Holiday, Sabrina, War And Peace, Funny Face, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Charade, My Fair Lady, Two For the Road, Robin And Marian and more. Written by
This documentary, like Audrey Hepburn, is at first unassuming with a quiet prettiness. However, like Audrey, the more one experiences this film the more one appreciates it. Roger Moore is a charming host. The film includes several clips of Audrey including: numerous interviews, her famous films, and her early work before Roman Holiday. The exposition of her life is nicely balanced; beginning with her childhood, war experience and training as a dancer; and concluding with her career as a mother, work with UNICEF and battle with cancer. There are several touching interviews with family and friends including her brother and her first son Sean Ferrer. The directors interviewed include Billy Wilder (Sabrina, Love In The Afternoon), Stanley Donen (Funny Face, Charade, Two For The Road) and Blake Edwards (Breakfast At Tiffany's). Other people interviewed include actors Gregory Peck (Roman Holiday), and George Peppard (Breakfast At Tiffany's) and other talented people like Henry Mancini and Hubert De Givenchy. Her first husband Mel Ferrer provides great insight into Audrey's personality on and off stage. Ferrer acted with Audrey on film (War and Peace) and stage (Ondine), and directed her as well (Green Mansions). Audrey's love life is covered with respect and dignity without ignoring the difficulties that occurred. I would recommend the documentary to anyone with an interest in the wonderful and magical Audrey Hepburn a woman with both inner and outer beauty.
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