Tailor to Hollywood’s A-list, and a superstar in his own right, Ozwald Boateng is a dynamic force of energy, passion and colour.
1998: already celebrated as one of the most talented menswear designers in the world, Ozwald Boateng is about to go bankrupt and divorce his first wife. Through luck and circumstance director Varon Bonicos is able to switch on a camera. It continues to roll for the next twelve years. What emerges is a groundbreaking film that takes us on an exhilarating behind-the-scenes ride into the world of high fashion with one of one of the most influential menswear designers of his generation. Ending in 2010 when Boateng closes London Fashion Week with the biggest menswear show in history, Bonicos is able to get behind the headlines and chart Boateng’s singular dream to succeed. Instinctive, flawed and generous, A Man’s Story goes to the very heart of what Boateng has spent an entire career trying to distil: “what it is to be a man.”
Limited theatrical release on 9th March
Available to pre-order on DVD from Amazon.co.uk
There is an exclusive screening taking place tonight (8th March) at the Picturehouse in Hackney. Following the preview, Ozwald Boateng will be joined by Diane Abbott MP and David Lammy MP to discuss this new film on his life and career. This promises to be a lively and informative conversation between two of Britain’s most prominent MPs and an inspirational example of a modern, multicultural success story. Click here for more information and tickets. For more info on other screenings (including a Q&A at Curzon Mayfair on 9th March and Ritzy Picturehouse on 10th March), click here.