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Watch: Get Fashionable With First Trailer For Biopic 'Saint Laurent' Starring Starring Gaspard Ulliel, Léa Seydoux & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2014 8:05 AM
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Saint Laurent
If you've been waiting for a movie about legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, 2014 is your year. In February at the Berlin Film Festival, Jalil Lespert dropped "Yves Saint Laurent" with Pierre Niney in the lead role and... it wasn't very good. Then a few months later at Cannes, Bertrand Bonello's "Saint Laurent" arrived with Gaspard Ulliel in the title part and it too wasn't very good. But still, you're going to probably watch one of these, so why not the one with Léa Seydoux?

Cannes Review: Bertrand Bonello’s ‘Saint Laurent’ Starring Gaspard Ulliel, Léa Seydoux, Louis Garrel & More

  • By Nikola Grozdanovic
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  • May 17, 2014 11:49 AM
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Saint Laurent
Biopics are still the trickiest genre to pin down. Try to tell it straight up, and you’re in danger of boring your audience with too much of a formal approach, like the existing Steve Jobs movie. Try to pick a certain aspect of a famous person’s life, glamorize it for entertainment value and you turn out a mess like the Cannes opener “Grace Of Monaco” to disappear into obscurity like the “Diana” movie you probably never saw. So when someone with the kind of stylistic flair and peculiar approach to filmmaking like Bertrand Bonello comes along to tackle the biopic, the only certainties are that he’s not telling it conventionally and it’s bound to get a little messy. His exploration of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent, competing for the Palme D’Or this year, immerses itself in both principles and emerges as a failed attempt at visualizing artistic soul.

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