United States 2017, 99 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
Cecil Beaton used to say that he had very little talent and was tormented with ambition, but his dazzling creations tell a completely different story. A painter, photographer, filmmaker, talented writer, set and costume designer and even Academy Award winner (for My Fair Lady), Beaton had an insatiable hunger for beauty and an infinite capacity for work. With no inherited estate or peerage, he had to work hard but nonetheless managed to take the art scenes of London and New York by storm. His fashion shots and portraits (ranging from the Queen to Marilyn Monroe to David Hockney, and also Truman Capote, Mick Jagger and Greta Garbo) have long since become iconic. Rare archival footage and Beaton’s intimate diaries reveal a complex man, constantly fluctuating between glamour and pain.
Previous Festivals:Hampton Intl. Film Festival
Production Company: Fischio Films, Matador Content, Hot & Sunny Productions
Script: Bernadine Colish, Lisa Immordino Vreeland, John Northrup
Editing: Bernadine Colish
Cinematography: Shane Sigler
Music: Phil France
Lisa Immordino Vreeland is the director of critically acclaimed documentaries on Cecil Beaton, Peggy Guggenheim, and Diana Vreeland. All showcase her signature approach to documentary storytelling, relying on extensive research and archival footage. She also directs a short film called Art of Style for Made to Measure, M2M.