Iris

Iris

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Iris

A documentary legend tackles a fashion icon here with Albert Maysles' (Grey Gardens) portrait of style maven Iris Apfel, the New Yorker now in her 90s and showing no signs of relinquishing her superb sense of style.

"The great documentarian Albert Maysles'... film is about fashion- and interior-design maven Iris Apfel, who is herself just south of 94, as she celebrates the late wave of popularity she enjoyed on the heels the Met’s 2006 exhibition of her collection of often affordably priced fashion accessories. Maysles, who pops up from time to time as a cheerful on-camera presence, follows Iris as she makes selections for the touring exhibition, advises young women on their fashion choices, and bargains with store owners, usually in the company of her husband of 66 years, Carl, who recently turned 100. Iris’s resilience is a wonder to behold, never more so than when she dismisses the idea of being "pretty" - for her, the only thing that matters is style." (New York Film Festival)

2014Rating: M, Offensive language83 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Albert Maysles ('Grey Gardens', 'Gimme Shelter')
Writer:
Albert Maysles
Cast:
Iris ApfelCarl Apfel
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Reviews & comments

3.0
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A colorful journey about life, love and Fashion!

A very interesting documentary about Iris Apfel, a fashion star of her own making. Very funny in places, injected with her wit and wise words. Really interesting to see her behind the scenes experiences and hear of her life story. A great one for the lovers of fashion and design but also for anyone who is fascinated by people and how they choose to live...

3.0
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One fabulous lady

A must see for fashion doco enthusiasts (a growing sub-genre that rarely disappoints), but also a wonderful portrait of a truly individual lady who's optimism and frankly-delivered pearls of wisdom are consistently entertaining. Whether or not you think her vast collection of costume jewellery and fashion is over-the-top, or even garish, it’s impossible...

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age...

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Time Out

Time Out

press

This woman has plenty of blunt wisdom to share.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's an affectionate, slight, minor work.

3.0
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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Isn’t groundbreaking doc filmmaking, but it’s amiable and jovial in a way rarely seen in the field...

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Stuff

Stuff

press

Very recommended.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A woman who is less an eccentric than an ineffably sane, sensible commentator on her own colorful life and the world she inhabits.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Late director Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter) beautifully captures her personality and her passion for creativity.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This woman has plenty of blunt wisdom to share.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's an affectionate, slight, minor work.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Isn’t groundbreaking doc filmmaking, but it’s amiable and jovial in a way rarely seen in the field...

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Very recommended.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A woman who is less an eccentric than an ineffably sane, sensible commentator on her own colorful life and the world she inhabits.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Late director Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter) beautifully captures her personality and her passion for creativity.

4.0
0
3.0
0

A colorful journey about life, love and Fashion!

A very interesting documentary about Iris Apfel, a fashion star of her own making. Very funny in places, injected with her wit and wise words. Really interesting to see her behind the scenes experiences and hear of her life story. A great one for the lovers of fashion and design but also for anyone who is fascinated by people and how they choose to live...

3.0
0

One fabulous lady

A must see for fashion doco enthusiasts (a growing sub-genre that rarely disappoints), but also a wonderful portrait of a truly individual lady who's optimism and frankly-delivered pearls of wisdom are consistently entertaining. Whether or not you think her vast collection of costume jewellery and fashion is over-the-top, or even garish, it’s impossible...

4.0
0