2001 • R • Drama
A week in the lives of fashion industry luminaries.
WHY WE PICKED IT: While the director and screenwriter outlined the character arcs for each storyline, each actor improvised their dialogue completely.
High-profile fashion industry players converge on the eve of a major show, including internationally famous designer Lorenzo Mancini, who learns that he is dying of cancer and thus seeks to make peace with both his ex-wife and long-time companion, as well as his somewhat estranged son (and heir), Mario. Meanwhile, influential fashion photographer Anthony is facing a career crisis and marital troubles, cutting-edge designer Roberta is scrambling to complete her latest line, and fashion editor Janice receives an unexpected visit from the daughter she hasn’t seen in more than a decade.
DIRECTOR: Michael Rymer
CAST: Carmen Electra, Peter Gallagher, Jeff Goldblum, Mariel Hemingway, Michelle Williams
NOMINATIONS: Producers Award - Nadia Leonelli - Independent Spirit Awards 2002