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Men of the Cloth (2013)

An inspiring documentary portrait of three Italian master tailors who share their pride and devotion to their Old World craft while confronting their challenging role in the twilight of ... See full summary »

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Vicki Vasilopoulos
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An inspiring documentary portrait of three Italian master tailors who share their pride and devotion to their Old World craft while confronting their challenging role in the twilight of their career. The film unfolds the tapestry of their lives, unravels the mystery of their artistry and reveals how their passionate devotion to their craft is akin to a religion. Written by Vicki Vasilopoulos

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inspiring tale for anyone creatively driven (or otherwise)
21 May 2015 | by oliviaraccardoSee all my reviews

Men of the Cloth is the moving story of the unfortunately disappearing art of tailoring. I come from an entirely not fashion/tailor/clothes-anything related background and I have to say this film held my attention throughout every single minute.

I was moved to tears following the stories of these committed, hardworking, and talented gentlemen as they discussed their passion for the craft and their stories of growing up with a needle and thread in their hands.

On another note (I come from a filmmaking background) I was impressed with the direction of the film, watching the men talk about their passion with a garment in hand or while fixing a suit so delicately. I understand how difficult it can be to interview "regular" people about their passion, while putting them in front of the camera. Not only did they seem comfortable on film, but even as English as a second language, everything they had to say was clear and kept me as an audience member on the edge of my seat. I felt for them, and cared about them, and cared for the tailors' clients and felt pride watching as the clients walked away from their shops in beautiful hand tailored suits.


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19 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Orestes Films See more »
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