26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Martin Margiela: In His Own Words
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Martin Margiela: In His Own Words
Martin Margiela: In His Own Words
Martin Margiela: In His Own Words
Martin Margiela: In His Own Words
Martin Margiela: In His Own Words

Martin Margiela: In His Own Words

director: Reiner Holzemer
original title: Martin Margiela: In His Own Words
country: Germany, Belgium
year: 2019
running time: 90 min.

synopsis

The narrator of the film is Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela. The film portrait captures his career from the 1980s to the present day using the footage of fashion shows and comments by Margiela’s close collaborators. The most important part of the film, however, is the designer, his voice and participation in the film. Margiela is known for his introversion; he does not let anyone photograph or interview him. When he does speak, he never speaks for himself but always on behalf of a collective. The film respects his approach and gives him a voice, not a face; we can see only his hands – the instruments of his imagination.


“My documentary work is very personal and intimate in many ways, and what I want to achieve is to discreetly communicate these elements to the audience.” R. Holzemer

biography

German documentarist Reiner Holzemer is a self-taught film-maker. He often films portraits of artists, especially photographers and fashion designers. In 2017, he made Dries, a film about designer Dries Van Noten.

more about film

director: Reiner Holzemer
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
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