WEST­WOOD: PUNK, ICON, AC­TIVIST

Empire (Australasia) - - ON SCREEN -

OUT 18 OC­TO­BER / RATED TBC / 83 MINS DI­REC­TOR Lorna Tucker

CAST Vivi­enne West­wood, An­dreas Kron­thaler, Ben West­wood

BORED OF BE­ING a punk and dis­mis­sive of her iconic sta­tus, 76-year-old Vivi­enne West­wood has rein­vented her­self as an en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tivist. Con­se­quently, she’s dis­owned ex-model Lorna Tucker’s doc­u­men­tary de­but for ne­glect­ing her eco ad­vo­cacy. She should be more frus­trated by the re­hash of stock footage and tired anec­dotes that make up this trendily non-lin­ear chron­i­cle of a re­mark­able ca­reer. With sons, acolytes and cu­ra­tors queu­ing up to li­onise and/or down­play the sig­nif­i­cance of key col­lab­o­ra­tor Mal­colm Mclaren, this comes close to be­ing a cor­po­rate promo, as Tucker avoids any cri­tique of West­wood’s aes­thetic or phi­los­o­phy. Dis­ap­point­ingly un­re­veal­ing. DP

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