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IFC Films Grabs U.S. Rights to 'Yves Saint Laurent L'Amour Fou'

The indie distributor plans a release for the documentary next year.

IFC Films has grabbed U.S. rights to Pierre Thorentton’s documentary Yves Saint Laurent L’Amour Fou. The indie distributor plans a release next year.

After the iconic fashion designer’s death in 2008, Saint Laurent’s life companion, Pierre Bergé, organized an auction to sell their private art collection. The film documents the story of their lives through these rare material archives and exclusive images of their homes.  

Kristina Larsen of Le Films du Lendemain produced the project along with Hugues Charbonneau of Les Films de Pierre. L’Amour Fou won the Fipresci International Critics Prize for Special Presentations at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

“All of us at IFC Films were intrigued by the story told in this film,” said IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring. “While it documents a glamorous icon, it also carries themes of love and success, elements to make it a picture that appeals to all.”

IFC acquisitions exec Lizzie Nastro negotiated the deal with Nicolas Brigaud Robert of Films Distribution.

IFC Films has recently released The Human Centipede, Cairo Time, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work and Wordplay.