L' Amour Fou (2011)

Amour Fou
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary, Biopic
Keywords biopic
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Yves Saint Laurent Actor Himself 1 1000001
Pierre Thoretton Director n/a 2 2000001
Hugues Charbonneau Producer n/a 3 3000001
Kristina Larsen Producer n/a 3 3000002
Eve Guillou Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Pierre Thoretton Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Eve Guillou Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Cedric Ettouati Post-Production n/a 120945 5000002
Leo Hinstin Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Dominique Auvray Editor n/a 172 7000001
Come Agular Music n/a 120781 8000001
Olivier Guerbois Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Thomas Boujut Sound Design n/a 120905 14000001
Emmanuel Croset Sound Mixer Mixing 230 14000002
Synopsis
In 1958, the young French-Algerian couturier Yves Saint Laurent met and fell in love with the industrialist and patron Pierre Bergé, forging a relationship that would endure fifty years of extraordinary success, emotional turbulence and lingering devotion. In 2008, following the death of Saint Laurent, Bergé decided to auction off the art collection that was the result of their decades-spanning union, spread across three lavish homes, inside of which both men exercised a mutual passion for beauty - in objects, places, people, and, above all, through their personal and professional union. From art deco vases and African sculptures to singular pieces by Brancusi, Modigliani, Picasso, Matisse and Braque, the collection that symbolized this couple's ceaseless devotion to beauty is at once catalogued, crated up and auctioned off by Christie's in London, while Bergé reflects and ruminates upon the collection that came together slowly, almost by chance - and the romance that was love at first sight from the moment the duo met at Christian Dior's funeral in 1957.How does one walk away from so much beauty cultivated over time? Is such a thing possible? Do we shape the things that surround us, or do those things shape us? With a Proustian flair for memory and sensation that dovetails remarkably with Saint Laurent's lifelong romantic sensibility, L'AMOUR FOU documents Bergé's personal coming to terms with the death of his lifelong partner through the objects they shared in life.
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