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VELVET GOLDMINE

In Competition – Feature Films
Directed by :
Todd HAYNES 
Country:
UNITED KINGDOM
Duration:
120.00 minutes
  • Prix de la meilleure contribution artistique au Festival International du Film, 1998

Synopsis

1971 : Glam Rock explodes on the world, challenging the sincerity and machismo of the flower generation with glitter and savage sounds - thrilling and shocking the world. At the centre is Brian Slade. Turning mods and rockers on their heads, he takes the UK by storm, inspiring countless teenage boys and girls to paint their nails and explore their sexuality. Slade finally devours himself. Unable to escape the persona he has created, he stages a fake assassination. When his fans find out, his star falls into oblivion and Brian disappears.
1984 : Arthur, an imported Brit who works for a New York daily, is charged by his editors with writing an anniversary article on Brian Slade's staged assassination. As a boy, growing up in Manchester, Athur had been more than a fan of Slade's. He reluctantly takes on his assignment and begins to investigate his fallen lipsticked idol. Athur begins to focus on the complicated relationship Brian had with his wife Mandy and his American inspiration, rock-star Curt Wild.
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AVION FILM PRODUCTIONS - TORONTO - CANADA