Velvet Goldmine
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

Film Website

It's easy to see Jonathan Rhys Meyers' fictional Brian Slade as the essence of Bowie glitter right down to his Ziggy Stardust alter ego, here called Maxwell Demon, whose murder he fakes onstage. Likewise, Ewan McGregor gives Curt Wild the suck-my-cock swagger of the Iggy Pop who transfixed Bowie. Rhys Meyers and McGregor throw themselves into the makeup, the clothes, the drugs, the bi sex and the blazing music with a dynamism that is never less than mesmeric. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

tags: Feature film

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard


Screenplay: Todd Haynes, James Lyons

Director of Photography: Maryse Alberti

Film Editor: James Lyons

Composer: Carter Burwell, Craig Wedren

Production Designer: Christopher Hobbs

Costume Design: Sandy Powell

Sound: Peter Lindsay

Producer: Christine Vachon

Production Company: Channel Four Films

Co-Producer: Olivia Stewart

Distributor: Tobis Film GmbH & Co.KG

Director: Todd Haynes