L'AMOUR FOU was the winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the prestigeous Toronto International Film Festival this past year, and consequently, has been causing quite a buzz on the Festival circuit since winning the CAESAR for Best Documentary.
The documentary, directed by Pierre Thoretton (slated for a release on May 13th in New York IFC Center and on May 20th in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Royale Theatre) L’AMOUR FOU documents Pierre Bergé’s personal coming-to-terms with the death of his lifelong partner - Yves Saint Laurent - through the objects they shared in life.
In 1958, the legendary couturier met and fell in love with industrialist (patron) Pierre Bergé, thus forging a relationship that would endure fifty years of extraordinary success, emotional turbulence and lingering devotion.
Following the death of Saint Laurent in 2008, Bergé opted to auction off all of the art objects that were collected during the course of their unique union which spanned several decades.
Both men shared a mutual passion for beauty in objects, places, people - and most of all - by virtue of their personal and professional loving relationship.
The documentary takes an over-the-shoulder peak, as Berge muses about his long-time lover (and the treasures snapped up during the course of their exotic travels around the globe) as he catalogues and prepares to auction off their fabulous collection of art deco vases, African sculptures, and remarkable paintings by famed artists such as Modigliani, Picasso, and Matisse.
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