30.09. - 09.10.2021

Martin Margiela: In His Own Words Germany, Belgium, France 2019 | 91 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

Reiner Holzemer

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.

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[⏵] 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.

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Original title: Martin Margiela: In His Own Words
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, French
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Reiner Holzemer
Screenplay: Reiner Holzemer
Producer: Reiner Holzemer, Aminata Sambe
Director of Photography: Reiner Holzemer, Toon Illegems
Music: dEUS
Production Design:
Editor: Helmar Jungmann
Sound: Ludo Geerts, Tobias Müller, Steven van der Perre
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: 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.)
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Filmwelt Verleihagentur GmbH
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Production: Reiner Holzemer Film; Aminata Productions
Contact: Marc Klocker, Filmwelt Verleihagentur GmbH:


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