Movie “Saint Laurent” 5/23/15

May 23, 2015

After the excellent movie “Dior and I” this movie was a perfect choice to follow. Few days before Christian Dior passed away he named Yves Saint Laurent as his successor. Saint Laurent was only 21 to manage one of most celebrated house. Knowing Saint Laurent’s creative mind and his creation in fashion world I was expecting this movie as his biographical celebration. But Saint Laurent was famous being a alcohol and drug addict. This movie emphasizes almost ONLY on his demon side and his sexual orientation.  The movie is directed and co-written by Bertrand Bonello, and has Gaspard Ulliel as Yves  Saint Laurent, Jeremie Renier as his life long partner Pierre Berge, and Louis Garrel as Jacques de Bascher. Ulliel is a real look-alike of YSL, and he brings us an amazing atmosphere as a sensitive genius. The theme and actors are excellent, but the movie does not have descent direction and script. I am puzzled how YSL’s family and friends approved this movie…

 

 

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