FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL : Yves St Laurent de Jalil Lespert (2014) French Film with English subtitles
- November 24, 2015 at 8:00pm - 10:30pm
- Jersey Arts Centre, Benjamin Meaker Theatre Philips Street Tel: 01534 700444
- £4 for members (Alliance Française and Société Jersiaise) / £5 for non members
Yves Saint Laurent is the official biopic about the life of the famous French fashion designer who deeply impacted and changed the world of Haute Couture and Prêt à porter since the 1960’s. His lifelong companion Pierre Berger financially backed up and approved the script and the movie itself which presents a relatively accurate portrait of the troubled and complex life of this major artist of 20th century. The two main actors are from the prestigious “Comédie Française” and they both embody their characters and their intense and mysterious relationship as lovers and business partners to the perfection. Pierre Niney won the Cesar for Best Actor in 2014 for this role.
Another major asset of the movie is that almost all YSL creations shown in the movie are the original model lent to the movie production by the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation. The actresses wearing those creations had to be cast so that they could fit the dresses and not the opposite as it is usually the case, which is a testimony to the love of fashion which impregnates the movie.