Neither totally impartial nor a puff piece, Varon Bonicos’s documentary on fashion icon Ozwald Boateng nonetheless evinces a minimal amount of interest in digging into what
makes its subject tick. Following the globehopping Ghanaian-British designer over a 12-year period as he stages shows and receive accolades, the film presents Boateng as an engaging, energetic personality, supplementing its flattering portrait with snippets from the runway. But despite the lip service paid to the celebrity tailor’s political activism and marital difficulties, Bonicos’s movie is far more interested in watching the designer hobnob with Hollywood players like Will Smith and Jamie Foxx. This man’s story alone would have been enough.
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