Funny Face

July 28, 2018

July 28, 2018

1:00 pm To 2:43 pm

TIFF Bell Lightbox, King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada


Event Description

“Think Pink!” commands a fashion mag’s new marketing campaign in Funny Face, but Stanley Donen’s lavish musical tribute to haute couture will have you contemplating crimson (as in a Givenchy gown or red-lined raincoat), noir (a beatnik ensemble of black turtleneck and Capri pants), and every colour in between. Funny Face stars Fred Astaire as a veteran fashion photographer (loosely based on Richard Avedon, who served as visual consultant on the film) who discovers the next supermodel working in a Greenwich Village book store: ethereal Audrey Hepburn, who reluctantly leaves her dusty tomes for the Paris of Sartre and Montmartre. With droll Gershwin tunes, the legendary Kay Thompson as a fashion editor modelled on Diana Vreeland, and a succession of City of Light locales, Funny Face is damnably deluxe. “One of the last great musicals” (David Thomson); “Knocks most other musicals off the screen for its visual beauty, its witty panache, and its totally uncalculating charm” (Time Out London).

Visited 45 times, 1 Visit today

Reviews are disabled, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.

Related Events

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

November 24, 2017 To December 5, 2017

Hedy Lamarr’s stint as a Hollywood starlet had her best known for her tabloid scandals rather than her performances—but behind the scenes she was a secret genius… Read more…

TIFF Bell Lightbox, King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

July 29, 2018

1:00 pm To 3:08 pm

Ava Gardner stars as the shoeless sovereign in Joseph L. Read more…

The Royal, College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

December 8, 2017

9:30 pm To 11:30 pm

Amy Locane stars as Allison Vernon-Wiliams, a local good girl who catches the eye of the baddest boy in town, Cry Baby Wade Walker. Read more…