Love, Cecil
by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, United Kingdom 2017, 98'
PHOTOGRAPHY:Shane Sigler   PRODUCER: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, John Northup
EDITING:Bernardine Colish   IN COLLABORATION WITH: Sotheby's Matador Content, Hot Sunny Productions
SOUNDTRACK: Phil France   DISTRIBUTION: Just Wanted srl

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2018

  Photographer, writer, Oscar-winner, fashion designer and painter Cecil Beaton witnessed and influenced his time through his extraordinary creative force. From his early photographic experiments, mostly self-portraits, to haute couture and the pages of Vogue, via Hollywood and WW2, he become the official photographer of Queen Elizabeth, and portraitist of film- and music stars. Beaton embodied, even in his tormented private dimension, the most significant cultural and political changes of the 20th century.
For this documentary, the director of 
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict put together archive materials and photographs, as well as readings of passages from Beaton’s personal journals to paint a sincere portrait of a complex personality and a unique talent. Beaton’s intelligence, sensitivity and peculiar aesthetic sense have dictated a style that remains fresh and inspirational.
Rupert Everett is the narrator.The film won the
Audience  Awardfor  Best  Documentary at Hamptons  International  Film  Feature  2017.

Lisa Immordino Vreeland
She has been immersed in the world of fashion and art for 25 years. Her first book, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012) was accompanied by her directional debut of the documentary of the same name, which had his European premiere at the Venice Film Festival and won the Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago Film Festival. She won the Design of the Year Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars of design, at the Design Museum in London. She completed the film Peggy Guggeneheim: Art Addict, that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival (2015) and at Art. In October 2017 she published her second book, Love, Cecil, which is the same name of her last documentary.

Selected Filmography 
2016-18  Art of Style (tv series)  2017 Love, Cecil  2015 Peggy Guggeneheim: Art Addict  2012 Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel 


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