Yves Saint Laurent


Yves Saint Laurent Information

Yves Saint Laurent is a 2014 French biographical drama film directed by Jalil Lespert and co-written with Jacques Fieschi, Jrmie Guez and Marie-Pierre Huster. The film is based on the life of Yves Saint Laurent from 1958. The film stars Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon, Laura Smet, Marie de Villepin, Xavier Lafitte and Nikolai Kinski. The film opened the Panorama Special section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival at the renovated Zoo Palast, with director, cast and Pierre Berg in attendance. The film received seven nominations at the 40th Csar Awards, winning Best Actor for Pierre Niney.

Plot

Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berg promote the French fashion industry and stay friends against all odds.

Cast

  • Pierre Niney as Yves Saint Laurent
  • Guillaume Gallienne as Pierre Berg
  • Charlotte Le Bon as
  • Laura Smet as Loulou de la Falaise
  • Marie de Villepin as Betty Catroux
  • Nikolai Kinski as Karl Lagerfeld
  • as Jacques De Bascher
  • Ruben Alves as Fernando Snchez
  • Marianne Basler as Lucienne Saint-Laurent
  • as Yvonne De Peyerimhoff
  • Anne Alvaro as Marie-Louise Bousquet
  • Michle Garcia as Raymonde Zehnacker
  • as Christian Dior
  • Amira Casar as Anne-Marie Munoz
  • as Jean-Pierre Debord
  • Jean-douard Bodziak as Bernard Buffet


Production

In March 2013, The Weinstein Company acquired the rights to the film to distribute in the United States, while Entertainment One holds U.K., Australian and Benelux distribution rights, including Canadian distribution rights.

Filming

Principal photography began in June 2013. Part of the filming was done with Berg, who sent "out models on the runway for a reconstitution of Saint Laurent"?s famous Opra Ballets Russes collection of 1976, which was filmed at the fashions show"?s original venue, the Westin hotel (formerly known as the InterContinental.)" Berg"?s foundation loaned the film "77 vintage outfits from its archives and allowed Lespert to film certain scenes at its headquarters on Avenue Marceau in Paris." Berg "praised Lespert"?s film"?based largely on a Laurence Benam biography of Saint Laurent and Berg"?s reminiscences in his book Letters to Yves"?for showing the designer"?s demons." Berg said "...there are details I don"?t like, but that is of no importance whatsoever. You have to take the movie as it is"?as a whole."

Reception

Critical response

Yves Saint Laurent received mixed reviews. On film aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a rating of 45%, with an average score of 5.3/10, based on reviews from 65 critics. The site's consensus reads "While it boasts its share of fine performances, Yves Saint Laurent is also disappointingly bland and formulaic "? especially given its subject's dazzling reputation." On another website, Metacritic, it has a score of 51/100 (indicating "mixed or average"), based on reviews from 25 critics.




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