Still from the documentary film Vivienne Westwood: Do It Yourself
An image from Olivier Nicklaus's documentary Apocalypse Mode

Vivienne Westwood and Olivier Nicklaus, leading names of the Moritz Feed Dog

The fashion documentary festival dedicates a section to the iconic designer and a retrospective to the director.

From 22 to 26 March, the Aribau Multicines will host a new edition of Moritz Feed Dog, a festival of fashion documentaries. In addition to the screenings, there will also be talks, such as one on social networks and the less seductive side of the fashion industry, and another on the mark left by the designer Antonio Miró.

This edition of the festival will have two names of its own. One will be the British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood (1941-2022). Defined by the organisers as "one of the great ladies of fashion", she will be remembered and honoured with the screening of two documentaries: Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (Lorna Ticker, 2018), the title that opened the 2018 edition of the festival, and Vivienne Westwood: Do It Yourself (Letmiya Sztalryd, 2011), which shows a year in the life of the designer. The other name is that of director Olivier Nicklaus, "one of the creators of fashion documentaries who has best captured the spectacular shift in fashion from the after punk of the 1980s to the present day", according to Moritz Feed Dog. A short retrospective will be dedicated to him with three screenings: AntiFashion (2012), Apocalypse Mode (2021) and Go Global (2012). He is also the author of the opening film of the festival, Azzedine Alaïa, which he will attend and present together with Farida Khelfa, documentary filmmaker, actress and former model.

Other films on view include Calendar Girl (Christian D. Bruun, 2020), about the figure of Ruth Finley; Cross Dreamers (Soledad Velasco, 2021), a tender and realistic film that proposes to free oneself from prejudice with a respectful, empathetic and reflective gaze, and Slay (Rebecca Cappelli, 2022), a denunciation of animal abuse in the fashion industry.

More information and tickets here.

Publication date: Wednesday, 15 March 2023
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