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L'Amour Fou, the documentary centering on the love story between Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé will be screened Stateside later this month at the Tribeca Film Festival—if you have a multi-region DVD player, the film is already available for purchase at Amazon.fr. AOL's Stylelist has an early review here:
While the film, and especially its interviews with Bergé, has a gray feeling to it, the tone is kept colorful with stills and never-before-seen film footage of Saint Laurent, Bergé and the designer's inner circle of Betty Catroux, Lulu de la Falaise and Catherine Deneuve, among others... One of the first of these film interludes shows Saint Laurent examining the portrait Andy Warhol did of him. The designer compliments Warhol, who is sitting at a table next to him, on not putting his signature glasses in the portrait. In the background, there is a man tinkling on the piano; when he walks across the room, it turns out to be Mick Jagger, but the rocker's star power barely registers in this room full of giants.We haven't seen the film yet, but have embedded the trailer, above. It opens with Bergé's eulogy at Saint Laurent's funeral—and, if you are easily moved to tears, you may not want to watch this trailer at work. It's very touching. Bergé says:
The Paris morning was young and so very beautiful when we first met. You were leading your first battle. On that day you met with glory. And, ever since, glory has been yours. It has never left your side.· L'Amour Fou, €17 at Amazon.fr
· Yves Saint Laurent's 'Crazy Love' Revealed in Documentary [Stylelist]