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This year the festival is dishing up three fashion themed films.
Along with being guaranteed eye-candy, they offer behind-the-scenes access into rarified worlds and fresh perspectives on the lives and personalities of their subjects.
All three documentaries paint excellent portraits of exceptional artists.
McQueen relates the rags-to-riches-to-self-destruction trajectory of the brilliant yet troubled man responsible for some of the most memorable and emotive fashion imagery of recent times. Surely no self-respecting fashionista will ever forget the model in the voluminous white dress being spray painted by robots?! Along with intimate interviews with people who were close to McQueen, this film showcases the ‘savage beauty’ of five of his legendary shows. It also deals sensitively and honestly with his untimely death, all in all making for an astonishingly moving film.
It all begins this Thursday night with Yellow is Forbidden screening as the NZIFF opener at The Regent Theatre, with over two weeks of films on myriad topics to follow.
Yellow is Forbidden
Thursday 9 August, 7:00 PM, Regent Dunedin
Friday 17 August, 3:30 PM, Regent Dunedin
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
Thursday 23 August, 12:00 PM, Regent Dunedin
Sunday 26 August, 3:00 PM, Regent Dunedin
Sunday 12 August, 12:45 PM, Regent Dunedin
Tuesday 14 August, 11:00 AM, Regent Dunedin