What a beautifully warm and tender portrait. Maysles' death was a great loss to cinema for the films he didn't get to make as an elderly man. Maysles understands the clarity that comes with old age, its challenges and joys reflected on a life well-lived, and we were lucky to have that voice behind the camera.
'You don't have to be pretty to have style.' Engrossing portrait from Albert Maysles that follows fashion icon Iris Apfel, still overtly stylish in her 90's, while providing some subtext of her history and accomplishments. Iris exists in and out of the fashion world as happy discovering worthless trinkets to accessorize with as she is with her classic collection of couture. Still sharp, self aware and humorous.
A feel-good portrait of an incredibly stylish character that forgoes the past in favour of the present. In so-doing Iris focuses on the everyday mundaneness and the continuing simplicity that all of us arrive at towards the end of a life long-lived 3 stars
An intriguing doc about someone who dedicated their life to being original, only to have all their admirers be completely unoriginal in their own lives and admiration. I don't know, that was a pretty up my own ass sentence there. Hmm. I liked it. I was drinking a lot of bourbon too, so that may have played a part. But yeah, this woman rules.
Sweet little film. I loved the stories Iris had attached to every little stuffed animal, and portrait in her apartment. I love the child-like wonder that Iris and Carl possess even into their late 90s. This documentary will surely put a smile on your face.