HANDMADE WITH LOVE IN FRANCE / LE TEMPS SUSPENDU

2015 ARCHIVE

Director: Julie Georgia Bernard
Cast: Lorenzo Ré, Gérard Lognon, Bruno Legeron
Country: France
Year: 2014
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 70 minutes
Rating: Exempt

“Must-see viewing for fashion hounds and an enjoyable, elegantly crafted peek into a secret world for those who aren’t.”

Janet Smith, Straight.com 

Synopsis

Julie Georgia Bernard’s fascinating documentary Handmade with Love in France celebrates the Parisian artisans who create fabulous haute-couture outfits for the likes of Dior, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. From pleats to artificial flowers to feather art, they are all “handmade with love.”

The film focusses on four unique French craftsmen who take us behind-the-scenes of the most mesmerising part of the fashion world. They show the pain-staking process of what it takes to create the most intricate pieces of world-class clothing and accessories.

Maison Lognon has provided French couture houses with the most fascinating pleats since the start of the 19th century, while Maison Legeron stocks the top fashion houses with artificial flowers. Eric Charles Donatien serves the great couture houses who require feather art, and Lorenzo Ré has been carving hat blocks ever since the 1960s. Even Queen Elizabeth probably knows about Lorenzo’s Parisian atelier, since most of her hats find their hat blocks there!

After decades working for the most prestigious couturiers and contributing to the essence of “Haute Couture”, their workshops close down without finding anyone to take them over. What will happen to the art of fashion once they are all gone?

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO
Sun 22 Feb 4:00 PM
ENCORE SCREENING: Sat 21 Mar 6:30pm Film Talk with director Julie Georgia Bernard

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Sun 8 Mar 4:30 PM

CHRISTCHURCH
Sun 1 Mar 3:30 PM
Sat 14 Mar 4:30 PM
ENCORE SCREENING: Thu 26 Mar: 6:30pm Screening followed by Q+A with director Julie Georgia Bernard

NELSON
Sun 8 Mar 1:30 PM

WELLINGTON
Sun 22 Mar 2:00 PM E Screening followed by Q+A with director Julie Georgia Bernard
Fri 27 Mar 2:00 PM E
ENCORE SCREENING:
Wed 1 Apr 6:30pm E

TAURANGA
Sun 22 Mar 3:30 PM

DUNEDIN
Sun 29 Mar 3:30 PM

HAVELOCK NORTH
SPECIAL EVENT:
Tue 24 Mar 5:45pm Handmade with Love in Hawke’s Bay
Sun 29 Mar 3:30 PM

PALMERSTON NORTH
Sun 19 Apr 3:30 PM

HAMILTON
Sun 12 Apr 5:45 PM
EXTRA SCREENING: Mon 20 Apr 6:20pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

Handmade with Love in France Online