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Berlin Review: 'Yves Saint Laurent' An Inert, Precious Biopic Dressed In Fancy Clothes

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 9, 2014 11:13 AM
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Yves Saint Laurent
Suffering from the same handsome-but-uninspired treatment that sinks so many Hollywood biopics, the French-language "Yves Saint Laurent" from director Jalil Lespert, which traces the life of the pioneering fashion designer through its most turbulent decades, had its premiere recently at the Berlin Film Festival. Like any film about fashion, there is always the challenge of how it will strike a balance between the gloss and glamor of the surface and delivering something that reveals more than just who-went-where-wearing-what.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For Fashion Biopic 'Yves Saint Laurent'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • November 12, 2013 1:32 PM
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Yves Saint Laurent
Jalil Lespert, perhaps best known for acting in such French films as “Human Resources” and Guillaume Canet’s “Tell No One,” has recently finished co-writing and directing “Yves Saint Laurent” and a subtitled teaser trailer for the film has just been released. The film stars Pierre Niney as the titular fashion designer and takes place circa 1958 when Yves Saint Laurent was working as the head designer for Christian Dior. Guillaume Galliene (“Marie-Antoinette”) plays Pierre Berge, Yves’s lifelong lover and business partner.

Casting: Kurt Russell Tanks Up 'Fast & Furious 7'; Olga Kurylenko Visits 'Yves Saint Laurent' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 3, 2013 9:43 AM
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We hope you're fully rested after the long Labor Day weekend because we're flying headlong into TIFF with more reviews and coverage to come. But first, a bit of catchup on some casting you might have missed over the past few days as you savored the last long weekend of summer.

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