McQueen (2018)

[This documentary] on the late designer Alexander McQueen is ravishing, haunting and a must-see.

Lee Alexander McQueen was just 40 when he hanged himself at his London home in 2010, on the eve of his mother’s funeral. His suicide made headlines. But it was the revolution he started in fashion that is still being felt and fiercely debated.

In their unmissable documentary McQueen, directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui don’t just pay tribute to the groundbreaking couture rebel and his fervent desire to rip down old forms and create new ones; they also celebrate the damn-the-torpedos, full-speed-ahead ecstasy of the creative process. What made this man tick? How did an overweight, gay misfit from London’s mean streets ever manage to kick his way into the posh ranks of the fashion establishment?

McQueen believed it was his duty to shock audiences into consciousness, not just about fashion but the world it reflects. The doc takes the same approach in their film […].

He was an artist who didn’t follow trends or sacrifice craft to commercialism, translating his own psyche into avant-garde forms of expression that took fashion to the next level. And McQueen is an empathetic, ravishing and scorchingly outspoken look at why, eight years after his death, he still leaves us transfixed.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Sept. 12th at 6 pm at Korjaamo Kino Elokuvasali
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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Finnish
  • Distribution: NonStop Entertainment
  • Cinematography: Will Pugh
  • Editing: Cinzia Baldessari