7. Saint Laurent
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Léa Seydoux, Jérémie Renier
Release date: TBD
“Saint Laurent” not to be confused with “Yves Saint Laurent,” another film about the famous fashion designer that released this year. Between the two films, “Saint Laurent” managed to be in competition at Cannes, and yet it is the one that is unauthorized. Rumor suggests that a lot of effort was made by people close to Yves Saint Laurent to stop this film from being made. “Saint Laurent” promises to portray the man without sugar coating the truth and including the dark days of Yves Saint Laurent, along with his important successes in fashion history. “Saint Laurent” has the stage set for it to be a fascinating film, especially when the other film looks like an in-house commercial. The polished look of the competing film might work in this movie’s favor, if “Saint Laurent” can deliver the goods.
Great list. There’s a few films on here that I’ve been looking forward to seeing for a while now, but I think that I’m most intrigued by “Goodbye to Language.” We’ve seen before that when placed in the capable hands of auteur filmmakers – Wenders and Herzog, as you mentioned, as well as Martin Scorsese with “Hugo” – 3D can be an exciting and nuanced means of artistic expression in cinema. Knowing Godard’s penchant for being cutting-edge and unique, I can only imagine the new heights to which he has elevated the medium. It’s definitely one of the must-see films of the year (or next year, depending on when the film gets its general release).
Thanks. You are right ‘Hugo’ was very well done, James Cameron was the stereoscopic supervisor and advisor on that one.
I forgot to add Ang Lee and Alfonso Cuaron for ‘Life of Pi’ and ‘Gravity’, both of which lose some impact when not seen in 3D and they have absolutely clean 3D with no image ghosting, something only animated movies can usually claim.
“Godard made a 3D film” has to be one of the most attention-drawing headlines I could see. To be able to view this and Breathless back-to-back is just insanity.
I’m most excited for Goodbye to Language, Leviathan, and Winter Sleep, but I haven’t given up on Assayas’s film even though it didn’t win because Summer Hours is one of my favorites.