Yves Saint Laurent Poster

Release Date: June 25th, 2014

R|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Following his dismissal from the House of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent (Pierre Niney) -- with his lover and business partner, Pierre Bergé (Guillaume Gallienne) -- builds a formidable fashion empire.

Cast: Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon, Laura Smet, Marie de Villepin, Nikolai Kinski, Ruben Alves, Astrid Whettnall

Director: Jalil Lespert

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Production Co: WY Prods., SND

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • What makes this film go astray are the problems that plague so many screen biographies: too much narration, too much telling and not enough showing, and presenting an artist's accomplishments in lieu of exploring his perspective. show more

  • Though the screenplay, based on Laurence Benaim’s biography, is all build-up and no payoff, there is just enough emotional insight to compensate for the lack of narrative fireworks in the last half-hour. show more

  • Ultimately, the story of Yves Saint Laurent makes a compelling argument for fashion as art, and begs to answer the question if there is such a thing as innate taste. And although the cadence might not be entirely original, the high-style results most certainly are. show more

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