On a new episode of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re excited to present an archival conversation with Saint Laurent director Bertrand Bonello and cast members Gaspard Ulliel & Aymeline Valade. Bertrand Bonello’s latest film, The Beast, will make its U.S. Premiere at the 61st New York Film Festival in this year’s Main Slate.
Saint Laurent, which had its North American premiere at the 52nd New York Film Festival in 2014, is a different kind of biopic, focusing on a particularly hedonistic time in the life of legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. The film playfully warps and obscures the passage of time, which results in a delirious viewing experience. Anchored by an enigmatic performance by Gaspard Ulliel, the fashion icon becomes a myth, a brand, and an avatar of his era.
This conversation was moderated by NYFF Artistic Director Dennis Lim.
Watch and listen below.