SAINT LAURENT SELF 06 SPORTIN’ LIFE ABEL FERRARA VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020 PRODUCED BY SAINT LAURENT ANTHONY VACCARELLO
Venice International Film Festival selected “Sportin’ Life”, a documentary directed by Abel Ferrara and produced by SaintLaurent, as part of its 77th Edition. The documentary will be premiered on September 5th. Sportin’ Life is the sixth incarnation of the international art project, SELF - curated by Saint Laurent’s creative director, AnthonyVaccarello. This project is an artistic commentary on society while emphasizing the complexity of various individuals through the eyes ofartists who evoke the Saint Laurent attitude of confidence, individuality and self-expression. The documentary is an exploration into the sources and personal history of creativity, the essential life of an artist. Raw andsharp – it has the feeling of a moment in time that is still happening. Abel Ferrara’s intimate and lush look at his own life, his world refracted through his art - music, filmmaking, his collaboratorsand inspirations such as Ferrara’s early works and his creative partnerships with Willem Dafoe, Joe Delia, Paul Hipp and themusicians who inspired this work.
“I have been shooting predominately documentaries the past 10 years or so. Whatever the subject - Piazza Vittorio, Padre Pio -we also film the process itself....so our team and I are a part of it. The subject of my new documentary is the relationship I haveto my work, to Willem Dafoe, and my music and art. These relationships are the starting point and I could not avoid facing whatthe world went through this year with the pandemic.” Abel Ferrara