Paralyzing, tormenting and overwhelming… Often laughed off as nothing more than an affliction of adolescence, lovesickness is the topic of this sensitive and compelling documentary film. Oscar nominated director Christian Frei and award-winning cinematographer Peter Indergand dive into the frenzied nights of three newly rejected. Nights full of pain and tears, yet also with wakefulness and creativity. Renowned anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher reveals the astounding and profound processes that unfold in the brain of the lovesick. She says: "The game of love matters. It matters big time."
The inimitable Danny Kaye stars as famed storyteller Hans Christian Andersen in this charming fictionalized biopic that blends music, romance, comedy and fantasy to trace the life of Denmark's literary hero. A small-town shoemaker with a knack for spinning yarns, Hans encounters happiness and heartbreak on his road to becoming a full-fledged writer.
We see his trademark red-soled shoes with their vertiginous heels everywhere. Well, mainly on the feet of celebs rather than on our own, because they cost around £600 for an off-the-peg pair. Yet despite the exorbitant price, Louboutin’s Milan factory produces around 25,000 pairs a month. Cameras follow a year in the life of Christian Louboutin, one of the world's most famous shoe designers, whose stilettos alone can cost up to £6,000 a pair. Filmmaker Michael Waldman reveals the determination, hard work and creativity that have seen Louboutin revolutionise contemporary footwear, and his attempts to expand his business empire into new super-rich markets in Asia. Charismatic with a slightly impish way about him, Louboutin is unrepentant about the erotic nature of his designs and shrugs off suggestions they’re for men to look at more than women to wear. Comfort is irrelevant to him – as is need. His shoes, he says, are all about desire.
Gwyneth Hayden has it all. A top-notch career, killer wardrobe, dream apartment, and great friends - she thinks the only thing missing is a man.