A new film about a legendary designer has just
won top honors at the Cinefashion Film Awards in Beverly Hills.
“House of Cardin,” the authorized documentary on
the life and work of iconic designer Pierre Cardin that had its World Premiere
at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, took home three Cinefashion Awards last
week, including a sweep of the top awards for Best Fashion Featureand Best
Director for a Feature Film (awarded to filmmakers P. David Ebersole and Todd
Inspired by the film, Pierre Cardin was also this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at the festival. Mr. Cardin, who is 97, sent a video from Paris acknowledging receipt of the honor. Rodrigo Basilicati Cardin, his nephew and the GM/artistic director of Pierre Cardin Paris, was on hand to accept on his behalf.
The annual Cinefashion Film Awards ceremony
took place last Wednesday at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, and it
will air on the Cinémoi Network January 12th, 2020.
In their acceptance speech, filmmakers Ebersole
and Hughes addressed themselves as “just two boys who love Mr. Cardin” and
spoke of the way in which spending a year following the nonagenarian has
inspired their own lives.
Their film screens next at the Palm Springs
Film Festival in January and will be the Opening Night Gala Film of
the Architecture Design Art Film Festival in February.
With sales in over 20 international markets via
Doc & Film International, a worldwide release of “House of Cardin” is
slated for late spring of 2020 by distributor L’Atelier D’Images in France (where
Cardin lives) and by I Wonder Pictures in Italy (where he was born). The
film will then roll out this fall to China (DDDREAM), Japan (New Select),
Russia (Pioner Cinema), Germany (Koch Media), and more.
The US rights for the film remain available, via
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