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AFM: Dogwoof Boards Fashion Designer Documentary ‘Dries’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Dogwoof has picked up world sales rights to Reiner Holzemer’s “Dries,” a movie about cult fashion designer Dries Van Noten. The company will present the pic to buyers at AFM in a work-in-progress screening this week.

Following a deal signed with the film’s writer-director-producer Reiner Holzemer and co-producer Aminata Sambe, Dogwoof will handle all rights, excluding Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which Prokino picked up for distribution for a theatrical release next year.

“’Dries’ is a fascinating account of a fiercely independent designer whose use of vibrant color and texture has set him out as a fashion giant and innovator,” a statement explained.

“Reiner’s access to the personal and creative mind of Dries is captivating. Van Noten is one of the most private fashion designers out there and it is a privilege to represent the first film ever made about him, and to witness his creative process,” Ana Vicente, Dogwoof’s theatrical sales chief, said.

Featuring interviews with Van Noten as he designs four new collections over one year, the film looks back on his 25 year career — the highs and lows — as well as going behind the scenes in his atelier and home. The film features interviews with Van Noten and his team as well as Iris Apfel, Suzy Menkes and Pamela Golbin, chief curator of fashion and textiles at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Colin Greenwood provides the score.

“It took me a very long time to convince Dries to share his passions, his creative and intimate world in front of a camera,” Holzemer said. “I followed him for a whole year and I think I came as close to him and his world as it is possible. I hope the result is a very personal insight into his life and career.”

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