Update! The Yves Saint Laurent Biopic Hits Theaters This June

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4/18/14 – Update: More details and the American teaser trailer are in for the first of two Yves Saint Laurent biopics to be released in 2014, Jalil Lespert’s “Yves Saint Laurent,” which will open in U.S. theaters on June 25. The most notable part of the trailer, which acts as a fast-paced timeline of  YSL’s life, is its assertion that “genius comes at a price”–a recognition of YSL’s incredible talent, but also an admission of the trials he faced throughout his career. Early reviews of the film praise the director for his elegant portrayal of the designer, and we can’t wait for the chance to check it out ourselves. Check out the new trailer below. 

Next year, Yves Saint Laurent will be further immortalized with the release of two feature films, both biopics of his life. The Jalil Lespert-directed film, “Yves Saint Laurent,” is the first to release a theatrical trailer. Lespert’s version of YSL’s legacy focuses mainly on the deceased designer’s relationship with his business partner and love interest, Pierre Bergé. Bergé actually decided to support Lespert’s YSL film, giving the director access to Saint Laurent’s archives and former atelier. That means this film will have the advantage of using actual pieces from the designer, rather than relying on a costume director.

A French-made film, starring Frech actors, the film is, naturally, en francais. “Yves Saint Laurent” stars Pierre Niney as the title character. Check out the trailer here. (Don’t worry, there are subtitles.)

While it’s still too early to place bets on which film will be better (there aren’t yet many details about the other film–“Saint Laurent” directed by Bertrand Bonello), we do like the look and feel of Lespert’s effort. Any film concentrating on a dramatic romance is always entertaining, especially when that romance concerns one of the most notable fashion designers of the 20th century. This film will be released in France on January 8, 2014; a U.S. release date is still TBD.

StyleBlazers will you go see “Yves Saint Laurent”?

 

This article was originally published on November 7, 2013. 

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  • RepublicansSUCKS

    I cannot wait to see Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent” when it comes
    out October 2014 which was just selected to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival on Thursday instead of Lespert’s. Not having Pierre Bergé’s approval means that Bonello
    has the freedom to show a side of Yves Saint Laurent or Pierre Bergé
    for that matter that Bergé doesn’t want the world to see.The only great
    thing about Lespert’s movie are Pierre Niney,Guillaume Galienne and
    the costumes. Bonello’s movie has the 4x César nominee and the 2013
    Palme d’Or winner and 2014 BAFTA nominee for Blue is the Warmest Color
    Léa Seydoux (Benoit Jacquot’s Farewell My Queen,Brad Bird’s Mission
    Impossible,Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris,Tarantino’s Inglorious
    Basterds,Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel;Yorgos Lanthimos’s The
    Lobster) and César winners Gaspard Ulliel,Louis Garrel and Jeremie
    Renier
    and Bonello’s screenwriter is Thomas Bidegain who wrote Marion
    Cotillard’s Rust and Bone which was nominated at the Golden Globes for
    Best Foreign Movie and for A Prophet by César and BAFTA winner
    Jacques Audiard .I expect a better script and better acting from
    everyone.