FRANCA: CHAOS AND CREATION
Andre Leon Talley, Azzedine Alaïa, Baz Lurhmann, Bernard Henri-Levy, Bruce Weber, Courtney Love, Daphne Guiness, Donatella Versace, Fraida Khelfa, Franca Sozzani, Francesco Carrozzini, Giancarlo Giammetti, Jeff Koons, Jonathan Newhouse, Karl Lagerfeld, Marina Abramovic, Naomi Campbell, Paolo Reversi, Peter Lindbergh, Valentino Garavani, Valerie Steele
LDM Comunicazione, Disarming Films, in association with Artemis Rising
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Director Francesco Carrozzini creates an intimate portrait of his mother, Franca Sozzani, the legendary Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia. From the ridiculous to the sublime, her astonishing but often controversial magazine covers have not only broken the rules, but have set the high bar for fashion, art and commerce over the past twenty five years. From the famous “Black Issue" to the “Plastic Surgery issue", Franca Sozzani remains deeply committed to exploring subject matter off limits in order to shake up the status quo and occasionally redefine the concept of beauty.
With interviews from Karl Lagerfeld, Bruce Weber, Baz Luhrmann, Courtney Love and many others, Carrozzini gives us a behind the scenes glimpse into his mother’s creative process as well as peek into her vulnerabilities both past and present.
Deeply insightful and often emotional this film is like a love letter from a son to his mother.
When my father died, I realized my mother was all I had left. Seeking a deeper level of connection, I turned my camera on her as a means of exploring our relationship in a new way and also to confront the questions I had never asked before.
I wanted to understand the choices she had made throughout her personal life, but also gain insight into her work in the fashion world and share the story of her groundbreaking career.
This film, which took four years to complete, is as much a testament to her legacy as it is an act of love.