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Gus Van Sant gathered his cinema icons in a book


Gus Van Sant gathered his cinema icons in a book 'Icons'

Thanks to his unique way to tell the issues of being an adolescent, Gus Van Sant has managed to steal the heart of Hollywood and beyond. Born as a visual artist and independent filmmaker, the iconic director is the responsible for classics such as My Own Private Idaho, Drugstore Cowboy and Elephant.

"His films flirt with dreamy and psychedelic time, paradoxically, who embodies what is most human in contemporary cinema", explains Matthieu Orléan in the new book by Gus Van Sant: Icons.

The book is a celebration of his incredible career. Among coloured sketches, paintings, essays, interviews and first-hand anecdotes the unpublished interview between Orléan and Van Sant stand out, in which they discuss the creative genius' works and inspirations. It also includes a collection of polaroids portraying some of the actors with whom he worked over the years (Keanu Reeves, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Kidman, Matt Damon, Kurt Cobain, etc.).

Published by Actes Sud, the book has been created in collaboration with a major exhibition at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, ongoing until July 31, 2016.