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Archived: McQueen (2018)

director: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui

composer: Michael Nyman
With: Alexander McQueen, Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, a.o.

duration: 111 minutes
Documentary, LGBTQ

Artists on Film
Film Fest Gent - McQueen

"Directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui do justice to fashion designer Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches tale of torment by highlighting the somber dimension that underpinned the artist's work and his private life, as well as searching for clues as to how exactly the former mirrored the latter." (Slant Magazine)

"Alexander McQueen was a towering figure not just in fashion but in British popular culture generally. This documentary portrait of the designer convinces us of his maverick genius. It also has a very grim and melodramatic undertow." (Independent)

"Itself crafted with great artistry and ingenuity, 'McQueen' works both as a spectacular visual album of his work and an achingly moving account of the incomplete life behind it. That's a rare balance to strike in the fashion-doc subgenre, and one that should yield audience interest beyond the rag-trade niche." (Variety)


director: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
composer: Michael Nyman
producer: Ian Bonhôte
screenplay: Peter Ettedgui
Editor: Cinzia Baldessari
Cinematography: Alexander Alexandrov, Will Pugh

production company: Misfits Entertainment

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: United Kingdom
year: 2018


IAN BONHÔTE: In the Blackout (2009, short), Morcheeba: Even Though (2010, short), Alleycats (2013, short), McQueen (2018). PETER ETTEDGUI: McQueen (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP


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