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Albert Maysles, Iris, 2014


31 Jul 201529 Aug 2015

The star of the late documentarian Albert Maysles’s penultimate film is Iris Apfel, a flamboyant 93-year-old American textile and interior designer who has become a fashion icon. It wasn’t until she was in her 80s that she became well known for her unique improvised style, bringing together layered jewellery and vibrant pattern contrasts.

Always sporting her trademark giant spectacles and riotously colourful outfits, Apfel delivers non-stop witty, quizzical banter. Maysles creates a quietly impressive work as he joins her on her daily rounds of being photographed for magazines or buying yet more outrageous furnishings for the homes she shares with her devoted 100-year-old husband. As with his best-known documentary Grey Gardens, Maysles himself appears in the film, adding a very personal tone to this delightful portrait.

Contains infrequent strong language.

Iris Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Iris Apfel Documentary HD

Iris, dir. Albert Maysles, USA 2014, 80 mins.

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