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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A Man's Story. This was a great documentary film and really fantastic to find out afterwards that the director Varon Bonicos filmed for a full 12 years. I absolutely recommend this film to anyone who needs a shot of hope, or faith or passion in their lives . I found myself watching this film and thinking about what went right and wrong in my life. Also found myself checking style in all areas of my life. I was so surprised to see so many stars particularly enjoyed Will Smith and the Queen of England. How do you get those people into a documentary.
As a film student this documentary represents everything that I am currently studying ,and even trying to emulate. The style and pace of the film was a sensation and edit was like butter. The 12 years slipped by. I just wish i knew what has happening now and waiting for part 2. Waiting for Varon Bonicos next film and saving to buy an Ozwald Boateng suit. Congratulations to all involved in this masterpiece.