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MARTIN MARGIELA – IN HIS OWN WORDS
An intimate profile of Martin Margiela, one of the most revolutionary and influential fashion designers of his time. From Jean Paul Gaultier's assistant to creative director at Hermes to leading his own brand, Margiela never showed his face publicly but reinvented fashion with his radical style for over 20 years, through 41 provocative collections. For the first time, the "Banksy of fashion" reveals his drawings, notes and personal items, giving us an exclusive peek to his vision and career.
Documentary, 90 minutes (2019)
A RH Film, co-produced by Aminata Productions and RTBF, Télévision belge, in association with ARTE G.E.I.E. - VRT - Canvas.
Language versions: English, German, French.
Supported by Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Deutscher Filmförderfonds,
The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), The Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius
DOC NYC (World premiere)
Doc FF Thessaloniki
CPH:DOX (European premiere)
Moritz Feed Dog Barcelona
Docs against Gravity
Bucharest Film Festival
SIFF Seattle International Film Festival
Madrid Fashion Fim Festival
Nominated for the German Documentary Film Award
Nominated for the Grand Prix du Film sur l'Art (BAFF Brussels)
"The legend of Martin Margiela lives on."
The Hollywood Reporter
'Martin Margiela: In His Own Words': Film Review (by Frank Scheck)
Reiner Holzemer's documentary delivers an intimate portrait of the reclusive fashion designer.
The Washington Post
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Reiner Holzemer’s film about the media-shy Belgian designer is insightful – despite not revealing his subject’s face
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Das Phantom spricht
In dem großartigen Doku-Porträt von Reiner Holzemer kommentiert (Martin Margiela)... seinen 20-jährigen Werdegang und lüftet manch einen Schleier.
Der große Abwesende
Wer ist dieser Modeschöpfer, der sich nie zeigt? Dem Filmemacher Reiner Holzemer ist es gelungen, Martin Margiela für einen Dokumentarfilm zu gewinnen. Eine Sensation.