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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

FESTIVAL INVITATIONS

2019

DOC NYC (World premiere)
United States

2020

CPH:DOX (European premiere)
Denmark

2020

Moritz Feed Dog Barcelona
Spain

2020

Doc FF Thessaloniki
Greece

2020

Bucharest Film Festival
Romania

2020

Docs against Gravity
Poland

2020

SIFF Seattle International Film Festival
United States

2020

Madrid Fashion Fim Festival
Spain
WORLD DISTRIBUTION
GERMAN DISTRIBUTOR
PRESS

"The legend of Martin Margiela lives on."

Vogue US

AnOther Mag

29.12.2020

The Best Films of 2020

The AnOther team reveal their film highlights of the year, from a new David Copperfield adaptation to a feature tracing one day in the life of a young PA to a monstrous entertainment mogul

The Hollywood Reporter

12.08.2020

'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

21.08.2020

Martin Margiela did himself a favor: He anticipated fashion’s future — and its failures (by Robin Givhan)

From the beginning of his career, Martin Margiela was ahead of the fashion pack. He was an innovator. He was a riddle. He could have been famous; he chose to be legendary.

The Guardian

12.08.2020

Martin Margiela: In His Own Words review – philosopher of fashion

Reiner Holzemer’s film about the media-shy Belgian designer is insightful – despite not revealing his subject’s face

The Cut (New York Times)

14.08.2020

Margiela Finally Comes Out of Hiding (by Cathy Horyn)

The designer allows his voice — but not his face — to be used in a new documentary.

The Independent

11.04.2020

In His Own Words: The best fashion documentaries to watch during lockdown as new Martin Margiela film lands on UK screens

Swot up on your fashion know-how with The Independent’s top picks, from Sarah Young

Forbes

05.08.2020

This Documentary Demystifies Fashion Designer Martin Margiela

When it comes to fashion, names like Yves Saint Laurent and Jean Paul Gaultier are synonymous with Parisian style. But what about Maison Margiela?

Monopol Magazin

15.10.2020

Das Phantom spricht

In dem großartigen Doku-Porträt von Reiner Holzemer kommentiert (Martin Margiela)... seinen 20-jährigen Werdegang und lüftet manch einen Schleier.

Die Zeit

14.10.2020

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.

GALLERY

© 2020 Reiner Holzemer Film

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