This dazzling film drama stars the ever so stylish Faye Dunaway in the role as a failed model, who is trying to reestablish her success from the heyday of her modelling career. The film is made by former fashion photographer Jerry Schatzberg who has worked for leading fashion magazines such as Vogue before unfolding his talent as a film director.
Puzzle of a Downfall Child is his debut film that gives a special insight into the 1970s fashion world with all its temptations, extravagant lifestyle and thereto downfalls. The film is inspired by the real life story of iconic fashion model Anne Saint Marie, who at the peak of her career suffered a breakdown, subsequently disappearing from the limelight for good. Schatzberg had a personal relation to Anne Saint Marie whom he photographed on several occasions. He made a series of personal interviews with her that would later form the basis of Puzzle Of A Downfall Child.
Acknowledged Danish fashion researcher Ane Lynge-Jorlén will introduce the film focusing on the costumes and fashion in the film.
Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Producer: Universal Pictures
Runtime: 105 minutes
Original Title: Puzzle of a Downfall Child