BAFTA Awards 2019 – Nominee: Outstanding British Film of the Year

G&L Entertainment Critics Association 2019 – Dorian Award: LGBTQ Documentary of the Year

Hot Docs Canadian Int'l Doc Fest 2018 – Nominee: Best Social Political Documentary

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2018 – Nominee: Best Documentary

Int'l Film Music Critics Award 2019 – Nominee: Best Original Score for a Documentary Film

Hamburg FF (2018) – Nominee: Art Cinema Award for Best Feature

El Gouna Int'l FF 2018 – Nominee: Golden Star - Feature Documentary

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2019 – Nominee: Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR for Documentary Feature Film

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2019 – Nominee: ALFS Award for Documentary of the Year

Transatlantyk Festival: Lodz 2018 – Nominee: Special Screenings

Tribeca FF 2018 – Nominee: Best Documentary

BAFTA Awards 2019 – Nominee: Best Documentary

Although I have little interest in the fashion industry, it took a very short time for me to be absolutely hooked on this profile, delivered in rococo fashion of the ill-fated British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. A working-class Gay boy from a housing estate, his phenomenal storming of the walls of the ever-so trendy world of of the demi-monde is fascinating itself. Working class boys, who have special relationships with their Mums, making good is the stuff of British social mythology – Ronnie and Reggie Kray being a notable example. Poor McQueen’s trajectory into a Dante-esque world he is ill-equipped for, is sad and addictive. As the drugs proliferate and loneliness sets in his productions look more like a Fellini-like journey into the dark side than fashion. His story is as much about class and aspiration as it is about fashion. Fascinating!

International Feature
Cape Town
Fri 7 June / 8.30pm
Sat 15 June / 8pm
Sat 8 June / 8pm
Ian Bonhôte & Peter Ettedgui
111 minutes
English, French