Dior and I - Opens May 22nd
Frédéric Tcheng's solo directorial debut brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' first haute couture collection as its new artistic director-a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand's past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons' vision.
"The drama of getting new dresses on the runway turns out to be transfixing, while the hero redefines the notion of intense." - Wall Street Journal.
"Tcheng gets under Simons' skin - we see the designer's methods of work, insecurities, vulnerabilities and his ability to cut through the noise." - New York Daily News.
"Fashion fans will love this fly-on-the-wall doc." - Time Out.
90 min., Unrated.
"Animals" tells the story of a young couple that exist somewhere between homelessness and the fantasy life they imagine for themselves. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ultimately forced to face the reality of their situation.
"Dastmalchian and Shaw are thoroughly convincing both as vividly drawn, emotionally complex individuals, and as a couple inextricably bound by addiction and enabling. Among the well-cast supporting players, John Heard makes the most significant impact." - Variety.
"Animals presents an authenticity often lacking in films about drug abuse. It largely has Dastmalchin's screenplay to thank." - Austin Chronicle.
"It is a character study that reminds me of the first time I saw Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy. And it could eventually herald the arrival of as important a talent." - Film Threat.
90 min., Unrated.