FIFA at the McCord Museum
Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Cancelled – Bouquet Final and Célébration
The McCord Museum is closely monitoring current events and developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Following the recommendations of the Quebec government to cancel any event gathering more than 250 people, the McCord Museum will cancel its cultural and family activities, which bring a certain proximity, until April 10.
The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) and the McCord Museum have organized a full program of documentaries on fashion, photography and artistic expression. There will be a screening with guests the last Thursday of each month. Mark it on your calendar!
6 p.m. – Bouquet Final
For a year, Augoyard and Kovess-Brun followed Kevin, Ester, Gabriel and Olivier, four students in the fashion section of La Cambre in Brussels, one of the world’s most prestigious visual arts schools, as they developed their collections for their fifth and final year in the program. The filmmakers wanted to provide a thought-provoking take on the sincere motivations of these young people fascinated by the world of fashion.
Through the students’ own accounts and insights from fashion professionals such as Hervé Yvrenogeau, Laurent Edmond, Dinie Van den Heuvel and Sandrina Fasoli, Bouquet Final explores the creative process, doubts and dreams of the four aspiring designers. Do they have what it takes, and are they thick-skinned enough, to make it? Will their artistic ambitions be strong enough to withstand the demands of the industry?
Beyond the basic issue of artistic creation, fashion—the film’s central character—is revealed to be a perilous endeavour in which doubts, demands and toil become entangled against a backdrop of creative brilliance. More than a conventional documentary on youth, more than a fashion showcase, Bouquet Final takes an in-depth look at an entire fashion generation from a social standpoint.
Bouquet Final, Belgium, 2019, 73 min., Erwan Augoyard and Sophie Kovess-Brun
8:30 p.m. – Célébration
In 2002, the great Parisian couturiers Yves Saint Laurent bid the fashion world adieu with one final collection. Celebration is an immersive experience in an industry. This portrait of a fashion icon in those final years takes the form of a panoramic, no-nonsense montage of observations behind the scenes, with Saint Laurent seeming fragile and at times a little remote.
The man himself remains out of the picture most of the time, and it is his partner Pierre Bergé who directs the industrious seamstresses, the models, the photo sessions, and pretty much anything else happening on the work floor. After initially cooperating with the film, the fashion company objected to its release. An earlier version was shown at the 2007 Berlinale.
Célébration, France, 2018, 73 min., Olivier Meyrou
FIFA at the McCord Museum
There will be a screening with guests the last Thursday of each month. Mark it on your calendar!
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