CAST: GASPARD ULLIEL, JÉRÉMIE RENIER, LOUIS GARREL, LÉA SEYDOUX, AYMELINE VALADE, HELMUT BERGER
Saint Laurent is a spectacular celebration of the famous and flamboyant designer’s artistry, drive and inspiration. This fascinating biopic focuses on Yves Saint Laurent at the zenith of his celebrity and explores his relationships, neuroses, addictions and insecurities. It is, appropriately, a true work of art and France’s entry in the 2015 Academy Awards®.
The always charismatic Gaspard Ulliel delivers a compelling performance as the tortured iconoclast, ably supported by Aymeline Valade and Léa Seydoux as his muses. However, it is the performances of Louis Garrel as the preening model and Jérémie Renier as Pierre Bergé that are the real stand-outs. Saint Laurent’s fall from grace and his subsequent rise to fame are well known, but this fascinating film adds new layers to his story of redemption.
The other stars of the film are the outstanding soundtrack, and, of course, the clothes – be prepared for a continuous display of covetable garments that serve as a reminder of the true genius behind the aloof façade of Saint Laurent.
Sydney screenings presented in partnership with Queer ScreenPLEASE NOTE: Film screened in French with English subtitles