CANNES, France, May 17 (Xinhua) -- French director Bertrand Bonello presented on Saturday a biopic of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in Competition at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.
In this new movie "Saint Laurent", Bonello presents a "sombre and luminous portrait of this iconic figure of haute couture."
It is the filmmaker's fourth appearance and third film in Competition at Cannes, after "L'Apollonide-Souvenirs de la maison close" (House of Tolerance) in 2011 and "Tiresia" in 2003, according to the official daily of the film festival.
With this movie, Bonello has created a "new elegant and subversive feature-length film," commented the daily.
Saint Laurent, who was called one of the greatest fashion designers in history, was played by French film actor and model Gaspard Ulliel in the two-and-a-half-hour movie.
The 67th Cannes Film Festival, which opened on Wednesday evening, will last till May 25.
A total of 18 films have been selected to compete for the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm), the top prize of the annual international film festival, as well as other prizes. The winners will be announced on May 24.