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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.

Mathieu Amalric Replaces Louis Garrel In Roman Polanski's 'Venus In Fur'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 9:15 AM
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When the next Roman Polanski film, "Venus In Fur," was first announced in September, it was reported that shooting would take place in Paris in November. Well, the schedule got delayed a bit, but cameras are now rolling. However the production has seen the co-star get swapped out.

Roman Polanski To Direct 'Venus In Fur' This Fall, Emmanuelle Seigner & Louis Garrel To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 10:10 AM
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It seems these days Roman Polanski has a thing for plays. Last year he brought "Carnage" to the big screen, an adaption of Yasmin Reza's acclaimed "God Of Carnage," and while he's flirted with a couple of projects since then including "D", about the Dreyfuss Affair, and a period movie about aging, his next effort is another big screen version of a stage production.

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