L'amour fou


1h 38m 2011

Brief Synopsis

In 1958, the young French-Algerian couturier Yves Saint Laurent met and fell in love with the industrialist and patron Pierre Berge, forging a relationship that would endure fifty years of extraordinary success, emotional turbulence and lingering devotion. In 2008, following the death of Saint Laurent, Berge 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 cataloged, crated up and auctioned off by Christie's in London, while Berge 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 Berge's personal coming to terms with the death of his lifelong partner through the objects they shared in life.

Film Details

Also Known As
Yves Saint Laurent - Den stora kärleken, Yves Saint Laurent - Pierre Bergé, l amour fou, Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint-Laurent, amour Fou
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Foreign
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Canal Plus ; France 3 Cinéma ; France TTlTvisions ; Les Films Du Lendemain ; Playtime ; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Sundance Selects; Abc Distribution ; Cinemien ; Frenetic Films ; Miracle (Denmark) ; Mpi ; Sophie Dulac Productions ; Studiocanal UK ; Sundance Selects

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Yves Saint Laurent - Den stora kärleken, Yves Saint Laurent - Pierre Bergé, l amour fou, Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint-Laurent, amour Fou
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Foreign
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Canal Plus ; France 3 Cinéma ; France TTlTvisions ; Les Films Du Lendemain ; Playtime ; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Sundance Selects; Abc Distribution ; Cinemien ; Frenetic Films ; Miracle (Denmark) ; Mpi ; Sophie Dulac Productions ; Studiocanal UK ; Sundance Selects

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States Spring May 13, 2011

Released in United States on Video September 27, 2011

Released in United States 2011

Limited Release in United States Spring May 13, 2011 (Los Angeles & New York City)

Released in United States on Video September 27, 2011

Released in United States 2011 (Spotlight)

Released in United States 2011 (Documentaries/Out of Competition)