- 111 mins
- Dir: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
- Cast includes: Alexander McQueen
- Cert: 15
Mirroring the savage beauty, maverick originality and vivacity of his design, McQueen is an intimate revelation of Alexander [Lee] McQueen’s own personal and professional world, both tortured and inspired. From a self-described “unremarkable” working-class boy from East London to a global one-man fashion brand and one of the most iconic artists of the century, this punk rebel overturned the silver-spoon world of Paris haute couture and ushered in the heady, revolutionary era of ‘Cool Britannia,’ provoking and subverting the fashion industry in ways that often caused controversy and scandal.
Portraying his life from his debut collection through to the tragedy of his premature death, “McQueen” is a film that evokes Lee McQueen’s unique vision, originality and maverick sense of humour. Never-before-seen home movies, audio tapes and behind-the-scenes footage is combined with deeply personal interviews from close family, friends and collaborators, allowing us to search deeply into what made the man a unique artist of his times, as well as helping us to understand the mystery of why, at the height of his acclaim and power, he shockingly made the decision to end to it all.
Screening with hard-of-hearing subtitles: Sunday 10 June, 20:00