L’Amour Fou (2010). This precision crafted film profiles Yves Saint-Laurent through the lens of his partner Pierre Bergé. Directed by Pierre Thoretton. Cinematography by Léo Hinstin. And it’s brilliantly edited, so I’ll also credit Dominique Auvray.
Pierre Bergé explains his reason for selling the treasure trove he assembled over a lifetime with YSL. “I don’t believe in anything. You could say that’s a reason to believe in things, in these inanimate objects. Could they have a soul? I don’t believe in the soul, neither in my own, nor in that of these objects. And so I’m going to oversee the destiny of this collection.”
Iris Apfel in the wonderful film Bill Cunningham New York. Here she is in a living-room setting appropriately baroque for her fashion sensibilities. Directed by Richard Press with cinematography by Press and Tony Cenicola, who apparently photographs food and architecture for the Times.
“It’s really hard to describe oneself, because I think very often one lives in other people’s visions. I see myself as the world’s oldest living teenager, cuz I have such a good time, and I try to get as much kick out of things as possible.”