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Synopsis

A fascinating, long-suppressed documentary on the legendary Yves Saint Laurent, commissioned by his business partner (and former lover) Pierre Bergé - and then shelved for more than a decade when Bergé decided it was too revealing. Filming as the proverbial fly-on-the-wall over three years, as YSL became increasingly frail and incommunicado, Meyrou captures the last of the great haute couture houses. Seamstresses, cutters (les petites mains) and models work frantically to finesse the tiniest adjustments (the hair of a frog), as the principals undergo nothing less than existential crises (YSL: poignant and morose; Bergé: acerbic and overbearing). An intimate evocation of the complex relationship between two of fashion's most brilliantly creative and profoundly idiosyncratic men.

Cast

  • Yves Saint-Laurent
  • Pierre Bergé
  • Laetitia Casta
  • Loulou De La Falaise
  • Catherine Deneuve

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Metacritic

80
Oct 7, 2019

An elegant, sometimes eerie film, Celebration does not editorialise: its only implicit commentary is a futuristic electronic score, which suggests that Saint-Laurent is something of an extra-terrestrial being. A tender, more melancholic work than its title would imply, Celebration should not be construed as a debunking of its subject, more as a gentle lament for an institution fading into the sunset.

Metacritic review by Jonathan Romney
Jonathan Romney
Screen International
80
Oct 3, 2019

Celebration ultimately resembles more of a snapshot than a fleshed-out portrait, but it's one that's likely to linger in your memory for a long time afterwards.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
75
Oct 3, 2019

Olivier Meyrou’s ironically titled documentary weaves a tightly constructed story about success, power, and mortality.

Metacritic review by Pat Brown
Pat Brown
Slant Magazine