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Martin Margiela: In His Own Words

OT: Martin Margiela: In His Own Words

Reiner Holzemer // Germany, Belgium, France, 2019
Documentary Feature // FF2020



DOCUMENTARY Belgian designer Martin Margiela is the »Banksy of Fashion«. 12 years after his departure from the world stage, he reveals himself to public view – without actually showing himself. He has rarely been photographed and always refused to be interviewed. As a person, Martin Margiela disappeared completely behind his visions. With his brand Maison Margiela, he became one of the most influential designers of his time. But in 2008 he quit haute couture for ever. For the film, Margiela digs into his archives and reflects on his career and his legacy – faceless and with his voice distorted. A fascinating self-portrait of an in every sense extraordinary artist.


REINER HOLZEMER (*1958) is a self-taught director and cameraman. He has made more than 35 documentaries, mostly portraits of artists, including William Eggleston, Juergen Teller, Anton Corbijn and Dries Van Noten.



Martin Margiela: In His Own Words

Documentary Feature

English, French


Germany, Belgium, France


91 min

OV with German subtitles

Reiner Holzemer

Reiner Holzemer

Reiner Holzemer, Aminata Sambe

Reiner Holzemer, Toon Illegems

Ludo Geerts, Tobias Müller, Steven van der Perre

Helmar Jungmann


Isabelle Christiaens (Leiterin der Dokumentarfilm-Koproduktionen – RTBF Belgisches Fernsehen – Dokumentarfilm-Einheit), Claire Isambert (Hauptabteilungsleiterin Kultur – ARTE G.E.I.E.), Catherine Le Goff (HA Kultur Redakteurin – ARTE G.E.I.E.)

Filmwelt Verleihagentur GmbH

Reiner Holzemer Film; Aminata Productions

Marc Klocker, Filmwelt Verleihagentur GmbH: m.klocker@fwem.de

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