MCQueen, a film by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui
McQueen is a 2018 biographical documentary film, directed by Ian Bonhôte, written and co-directed by Peter Ettedgui, and produced by Ian Bonhôte, Andee Ryder, Nick Taussig, and Paul Van Carter under the banner of Misfits Entertainment, and Salon Pictures. The documentary is based on the life and career of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and co-directed/written by Peter Ettedgui.
"In the process of making this film, a handful of mantra kept cropping up—things Lee Alexander McQueen used to say to inspire his team or describe his work. And over time, they became the principles that helped us to shape the film."
Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui
"McQueen is a haunting story of extravagant talent, restless creative energy and inescapable private sorrow, made with exquisite craftsmanship worthy of its subject. While a narrative biopic has been in development for years,this excellent documentary delivers an eye-popping, emotionally wrenching experience that paints a fully dimensional portrait of a complex artist." We look at other fascinating documentaries which deploy innovative techniques to present their larger-than-life subjects."
"The New McQueen Documentary Is Not a Fashion Film Directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui walk us through their excellent, emotional, and extravagant documentary fresh off its premiere at Tribeca Film Festival."
"If you live and die for fashion, a documentary called “McQueen” could tell only one story, that of designer Alexander McQueen, whose extraordinary gifts, dark preoccupations and tragic death make for a completely engrossing, compulsively watchable film".
"The McQueen documentary tells the story of the people who carry his legacy."
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:
Tribeca Film Festival – Best Documentary (Nominee)
BAFTA Awards – Outstanding British Film of the Year, Best Documentary (Nominee)
Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Documentary (Nominee)
Hamburg Film Festival – Best Feature (Nominee)
International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) – Best Original Score for a Documentary Film
London Critics Circle Film Awards – Documentary of the Year (Nominee)
El Gouna Film Festival – Feature Documentary Competition (Nominee)