Press release from Haussman
Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCE Aust.) today announced that in celebration of the release of the acclaimed Yves Saint Laurent film, L’amour Fou, 10 behind-the-scenes featurettes from the new film will be available exclusively to PlayStation®3 (PS3™) owners in Australia and New Zealand via MUBI – the arthouse movie streaming service for PlayStation – on 20 July.
Offering an unprecedented insider’s look into the life and legacy of the famed fashion icon, PlayStation 3 owners will have exclusive access to the 10 featurettes at no charge 24 hours before the film’s DVD launch in Australia and New Zealand on 21 July. The film L’amour Fou will also be available to rent on demand via MUBI on PlayStation 3 on the same day.
The 10 featurettes – which include inspirational behind-the-scenes footage of Yves Saint Laurent’s apartment, beautiful behind-the-scenes vision of his incredible estates all over the world, interviews and more – will remain exclusive to MUBI on PlayStation 3 for the duration of the Melbourne International Film Festival (21 July – 7 August), where the film will premiere in Australia.
The MUBI service application is free* to download for PlayStation 3 owners via the PlayStation®Store once you have signed to the free* PlayStation®Network. Find out more at au.playstation.com/mubi.
About PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3 offers a world of rich entertainment experiences bringing you games, movies, TV and music entertainment, and even more content on demand through the online PlayStation Network. New innovations for PlayStation 3 such as the PlayStation®Move motion controller and also 3D capability means you can play stereoscopic 3D Games or watch 3D Blu-ray movies. PlayStation 3 provides a full entertainment solution for Australian homes. Whether it is new release blockbuster movies to rent or own, streaming festival gems, watching music videos on demand, PlayStation is a gateway to a world of entertainment
MUBI is the fastest growing online destination for lovers of independent, foreign and classic film; an online cinema, anytime, anywhere. MUBI will give you the latest buzz from the Cannes Film Festival or a restored masterpiece personally chosen by Martin Scorsese (he's a member, too!). A social network that can let you find a visual gem that will definitely not be released in the local multiplex, and allows you to find a girl in Tokyo who loves Kubrick (she actually exists, her name is Yuko and she's into Wong Kar-Wai too…). MUBI invites you to watch, discover and discuss visionary films from all over the world. Founded in 2007 by Efe Cakarel, MUBI is backed by Celluloid Dreams, The Criterion Collection and Costa Films and is the exclusive partner of The World Cinema Foundation. MUBI is based in Palo Alto, New York, Paris, London and anywhere around the world where there's a movie lover. www.mubi.com
About the film
DVD Release Date: 21 Jul 2011
Director: Pierre Thoretton
Featuring: Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé, Loulou de la Falaise
Rated: PG – mild nudity
Run Time: 104 minutes
Country of Origin: France
L'amour Fou is a stunning, intimate and deeply moving portrait of two great men, their love and their legacy. Fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent met businessman Pierre Bergé at Christian Dior's funeral in 1957. What resulted was a relationship that would span five decades and one that would revolutionise the fashion world and indelibly change the way women dressed. After resigning his position as the head of the House of Dior, the precocious Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Bergé went on to found the House of Yves Saint Laurent in 1962. It was a label that soon became synonymous with style, elegance and innovation. As YSL trail blazed through the fashion world, Bergé acted as CEO of the company. Throughout their partnership, they were avid collectors of art, spending a large portion of their wealth amassing a collection that would rival the best galleries, featuring works by Picasso, Matisse and Brancusi to name just a few. Upon Laurent's death in 2008 Bergé decided to sell the couple's beloved collection. It is through this momentous auction, and using rare archival footage as well as interviews with those closest to him that the film beautifully depicts the incredible life of this fashion icon and the relationship between these two remarkable men. L'amour Fou is a wonderful tribute to beauty, elegance, decadence and a man who so perfectly captured all these things.
* Excludes broadband costs