A brilliant trailer has been released for an upcoming documentary about Audrey Hepburn.
The film is described as “a hybrid of rare archive, cinematic dance sequences, and intimate interviews with those who knew her best,” which “brings a truly extraordinary woman to life, who stands as testament to the power of love and forgiveness.”
Titled Audrey, it comes from the multi award-winning producers of McQueen and Churchill.
The official synopsis reads: “Audrey Hepburn won her first Academy Award at the age of 24 and went on to become one of the world’s greatest cultural icons: a once-in-a-generation beauty, and legendary star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, whose style and pioneering collaboration with Hubert de Givenchy continues to inspire. But who was the real Audrey Hepburn?
“Malnourished as a child, abandoned by her father and growing up under Nazi occupation in Holland, Hepburn faced a life-long battle with the traumas of her past, which thwarted her dreams of becoming a ballet dancer, and cast a shadow over her personal life.
“Yet she found inner peace using her superstardom for good as a global ambassador for UNICEF and bringing her life full circle; first a victim of war, then a source of relief to millions.”
Watch the trailer:
Director Helena Coan commented: “The film provides intimate interviews with those who knew her best, woven around rare archival footage.
“However, we have taken it one step further and worked with multi award- winning British choreographer, Wayne McGregor CBE, to create dance sequences inspired by Audrey’s love of ballet, building a beguiling and emotionally affecting portrait of Audrey.
“Dance magnifies Audrey’s emotional landscape and brings a heightened sense of drama and theatre to the film, as well as a rich visual language which has not yet been used in documentary.”
Audrey will be available to watch on DVD and on Digital download in December.