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Sportin’ Life

Out of Competition

Director:
Abel Ferrara
Production:
Saint Laurent (Anthony Vaccarello), Vixens (Gary Farkas, Clément Lepoutre, Olivier Muller), Diana Phillips
Running Time:
65’
Language:
Italian, French
Country:
France
Main Cast:
Willem Dafoe, Cristina Chiriac, Anna Ferrara, Paul Hipp, Joe Delia
Cinematographer:
Sean Price Williams
Editor:
Leonardo Daniel Bianchi, Stephen Gurewitz
Music:
Joe Delia
Sound:
Neil Benezra

SYNOPSIS

Sportin’ Life is the sixth incarnation of the international art project Self, curated by Saint Laurent’s creative director, Anthony Vaccarello. This project is an artistic commentary on society while emphasizing the complexity of various individuals through the eyes of artists who evoke the Saint Laurent attitude of confidence, individuality and self-expression. The documentary is an exploration into the sources and personal history of creativity, the essential life of an artist. Raw and sharp, it has the feeling of a moment in time that is still happening. Abel Ferrara’s intimate and lush look at his own life, his world refracted through his art – music, filmmaking, his collaborators and inspirations such as Ferrara’s early works and his creative partnerships with Willem Dafoe, Joe Delia, Paul Hipp and the musicians who inspired this work.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

I have been shooting predominately documentaries the past 10 years or so. Whatever the subject—Piazza Vittorio, Padre Pio—we also film the process itself... so our team and I are a part of it. The subject of my new documentary is the relationship I have to my work, to Willem Dafoe, and my music and art. These relationships are the starting point and I could not avoid facing what the world went through this year with the pandemic.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Anthony Vaccarello – Saint Laurent
37 Rue de Bellechasse
75007 – Paris, France
clarajane.matteucci@ysl.com

PRODUCTION 2: Gary Farkas, Clément Lepoutre, Olivier Muller – Vixens
5 rue du Cardinal Mercier
75009 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 098081664
alexane@vixens-films.com
gary@vixens-films.com

PRODUCTION 3: Diana Phillips
46 Ladbroke Grove
W11 2PA – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +33 7767787589
DianaPhillips@rimsky.uk.com

PRESS OFFICE: SAINT LAURENT
clarajane.matteucci@ysl.com


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