Watch Trailer
Saint Laurent (2014)
Official Trailer | 01:44
Watch Trailer
MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 92 this week

Saint Laurent (2014)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  24 September 2014 (France)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 2,215 users   Metascore: 52/100
Reviews: 4 user | 70 critic | 29 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 05 Oct 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 23 May 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Saint Laurent" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Saint Laurent (2014)

Saint Laurent (2014) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Saint Laurent.

User Polls

6 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.

Director: Jalil Lespert
Stars: Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon
L'amour fou II (2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A documentary on the relationship between fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent and his lover, Pierre Berge.

Director: Pierre Thoretton
Stars: Yves Saint-Laurent, Pierre Bergé, Betty Catroux
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The gods don't like humans forcing the hand of fate. When Jo turns up in Greece with her sons even though she knows that the festival she founded has been cancelled because of the recession... See full summary »

Director: Brigitte Roüan
Stars: Nicole Garcia, Éric Caravaca, Patrick Mille
Grand Central (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Gary, an unskilled young man, lands a job as a decontamination sub-contractor at a nuclear power plant in the lower valley of the Rhone. Inducted into the workforce by supervisor Gilles and... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Zlotowski
Stars: Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Olivier Gourmet
Jealousy (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

As a man leaves his wife and daughter, a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tell the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision.

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Louis Garrel, Anna Mouglalis, Rebecca Convenant
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Life in an elegant Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century. The madam essentially owns the women: their expenses exceed earnings, they are in debt. They face problems of pregnancy, ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Bonello
Stars: Noémie Lvovsky, Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette
Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.

Director: Christophe Gans
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux, André Dussollier
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A 60 days 'huis clos' in the famous house of haute couture.

Director: David Teboul
Stars: Pierre Bergé, Catherine Deneuve, Yves Saint-Laurent
Sister (2012)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.

Director: Ursula Meier
Stars: Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Martin Compston
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A scheming servant works for a wealthy couple in France during the late 19th century.

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Clotilde Mollet
Drama

Louis, a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Léa Seydoux, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Jamshed Usmonov
Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Léa Seydoux, Gilles Cohen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Anne-Marie Munoz
...
Betty Catroux
...
...
Monsieur Jean-Pierre
...
Mme Duzer
Jonathan Louis ...
Un homme en soirée
...
Renée
...
Talitah Getty
...
Lucienne Saint Laurent
Vittoria Scognamiglio ...
Directrice de l'atelier
...
Hommes d'affaires Squibb
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity/strong sexual situations, substance abuse throughout and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

24 September 2014 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Saint Laurent: Η χρυσή εποχή  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$36,000 (USA) (8 May 2015)

Gross:

$425,249 (USA) (17 July 2015)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Official submission of France to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »

Crazy Credits

The actors are listed without the names of the characters they're playing. See more »

Connections

References The Man Who Loved Women (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Stabat Mater
Composed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The better of the two YSL bio-pics
13 June 2015 | by (Cincinnati) – See all my reviews

"Saint Laurent" (2014 release; 150 min.) is another bio-pic on the fashion designer. As the movie opens, it is "1974", where we see Yves checking into a hotel in Paris under the name "Swann". We see him making a call to presumably a reporter, informing him that he's ready for the interview. The movie then jumps to "1967", and the fashion house is in full swing to get its latest collection of "haute couture" ready We get to appreciate how Yves goes about as he is working, always with classical music on. At this time we are barely 10 min. into the movie, but to tell you more would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Couple of comments: first, you may remember that last year produced not one, but two YSL bio-pics out of France: there was "Yves Saint Laurent", and then there was this. The former is well-intended but wafer-thin, lacking any depth. No such problem with this movie, which takes you into the world of YSL, both the person and the business, and then some. Writer-director Bertrand Bonello has the audacity (and I mean it in the best possible way) of letting scenes develop slowly but with purpose. Check the scene early in the movie (in 1968) where YSL is at a night club. CCR's I Put A Spell On You comes blasting on, and eventually a gorgeous blonde steps onto the dance floor and dances to the music. YSL watches, and watches, and watches, and eventually decides to approach her: "You need to come work for me, I will design a collection for you". By then we are almost at the end of CCR's song, which played for minutes on. It is one of the best scenes of the movie, but it certainly is not the only time that Bonello uses this technique. The last 45 min. are also the best, as only then we get a glimpse of YSL's youth, and the movie also flashes forth towards his last days, all the while as we continue to see him in 1977. Fascinating. At some point, while trying to come up with yet another new collection, YSL sighs "I created a monster and now I have to live with it", wow. Gaspard Ulliel, an unknown to me, is brilliant in the role of YSL. Please note: there are several scenes with full male frontal nudity. Last but not least, director Bonello also composed the occasional score for the movie, but he also collected a ton of great songs for the movie from that era (CCR, Velvet Underground, the Four Seasons, as well as several classical music pieces from Maria Callas, just to name those). "Saint Laurent" had 10 nominations for the French equivalent of the Oscars, and it's easy to see why. This is an ambitious and mostly successful bio-pic.

I saw the other YSL bio-pic about a year ago and was eagerly awaiting this one. Not sure why it has taken this long, but "Saint Laurent" finally opened this weekend at my local art-house theater here in Cincinnati, and I went to see it right away. The matinée screening where I saw this at was attended better than expected (I wouldn't have been shocked had there only been a couple of people). Bottom line: even it is a bit overlong, "Saint Laurent" is easily the better of the two YSL bio-pics from last year, so I'd readily recommend you check this out, be it in the theater, or eventually on VOD or DVD/Blu-ray. "Saint Laurent" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
In Theaters? blindvias-071407
Official MPAA rating whitecaps
Availability outside of France? LisaVHeard
Showed the story, didn't tell the story taylor7147
Discuss Saint Laurent (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?