Helmut Newton: the Bad and the Beautiful

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

FEATURE | Germany | 89 MINUTES

HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Women, Documentary, Art, Biography, Fashion

Inspired by his roots in Berlin, German photographer Helmut Newton rose to a cult status that exists today, even after his tragic death in a Los Angeles car crash in 2006. He bounced around from Singapore to Australia to Paris to Los Angeles, but Weimer Germany would become the visual hallmark and signature of his work- the past would continue to haunt each and every image.

As one of the great masters of photography, Newton made a name for himself exploring and elevating the female form. Through candid interviews, Grace Jones, Charlotte Rampling, Isabella Rossellini, Anna Wintour and others, including Newton’s wife June, share their thoughts on Newton’s life and legacy, and remain at the core of his work – capturing provocative, unconventional and, at times, subversive images of women. His unique and striking way of depicting women still begs the controversial question – were these women subjects or objects for Newton? The film also features home movies, archival footage, and of course still photographs to create this portrait of a controversial genius.— Deborah Rudolph


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Gero von Boehm

Born in Hanover, Germany in 1954, Gero von Boehm is a director, journalist, and radio and television presenter. Since 1982, he directed more than 100 documentaries for ARD, ZDF, ARTE, France 3, RAI, and Sundance Channel, and received awards in Germany and abroad.

Director
Gero von Boehm
Producer
Felix von Boehm
Screenwriter
Gero von Boehm
Cinematographer
Sven Jakob-Engelmann
Editor
Tom Weichenhain
Executive Producer
Felix von Boehm
Co-Producer
Torsten Bönnhoff
Cast
Grace Jones, Sylvia Gobbel, Isabella Rossellini, Anna Wintour, Nadja Auermann, Phyllis Posnick, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Faithfull, Claudia Schiffer, Hanna Schygulla, Carla Sozzani, Arja Toyryla, June Newton

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