Last weeks second movie was Yves Saint Laurent, a very different from Transcendence. I don’t know very much about the life of Yves Saint Laurent. Of course, I know who he is and what he has done, but details about his life were (are) unknown. So, I had no idea what was coming, when I went to see the movie.
A very large movie theatre, very little people. There was about 10 people, all women, with the exception of one man who came to see the movie with his wife or girlfriend. Plenty of room to choose where you want to sit.
The movie portrays Yves Sain Laurent as a very talented, genius man, who is also very shy, nervous and sad. His life is, in my eyes, a mess, and the only time he knows what to do is when he designs clothes. I can feel his desperation and his pain.
The movie also tells about incredible loyalty. Yves Saint Laurents relationship with Pierre Bergé, his long-time lover and companion. There’s cheating, mistreat, love and loyalty that bears all this misbehaviour and lasts until the day Yves Saint Laurent dies.
I must say that Pierre Niney does a fine job. I’ve never head of him but now I will remember him. He may have been a bit too sleek at times, especially during the scenes where the movie describes the times in the 70’s, drug abuse and other freat-out.
In spite of the tragic life of Yves Saint Laurent, the movie was somehow beautiful. The music was also great. There has been a long time since I’ve been able to watch a French movie form start to finish (I’m sorry, I don’t particularly like French movies). So, the movies was well worth the watch.
I can’t say anything about the truthfulness of the story. If it’s all accurate, I feel sad.