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How 'Yves Saint Laurent' Reveals the Problem With Biopics of Artists

24 June 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Yves Saint Laurent, the fashion maven whose career stretched across nearly half a century, certainly lived an interesting life. You don't need to look much further than the movies for proof of his appeal: Pierre Thoretton's 2010 "L'Amour Fou" explored the ups and downs of his career, while Jalil Lespert's biopic "Yves Saint Laurent" opens Wednesday in New York. Then there's "Saint Laurent," another take on the Dior designer from French director Bertrand Bonello, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year and opens in the fall. It shouldn't come as a surprise that so many people are interested in this character's fascinating accomplishments. But while fashion films are often beautiful subjects, when it comes to biopics of designers, they often fall short. The Basic Biopic TrapI find that most "lives of the artists" films — whether they're narrative features or documentaries — often provide the same amount of insight into the life of. »

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