FABERGÉ: A LIFE OF ITS OWN will be released On Demand, DVD & Blu-ray from 10th April
Director: Patrick Mark
Writer: Patrick Mark (Screenplay)
Plot: This feature-doc tells the epic story of the Faberge name, from Imperial Russia until the present-day, spanning one hundred and fifty years of turbulent history, romance, artistic development and commercial exploitation. From the bejewel led Easter eggs of the Romanov Tsarinas to the 1970s allure of ‘Brut by Faberge’ aftershave, and from the Russian revolution to today’s high-fashion glitz in New York and London, the film explores a multi-faceted world that began with one man: the prodigiously talented Peter Carl Faberge, Court Jeweler of St Petersburg. Shot at locations across Russia, Europe and USA (including the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II), the film features interview contributions from the world’s foremost Faberge authorities, as well as personal reminiscences from Faberge family members.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Fascinating Documentary
Thoughts on Faberge: A Life of its Own
Thoughts – We have all heard of a Faberge Egg Correct? Well learning about the history of how one designer Peter Carl Faberge studied European culture before designing his own style of jewellery, eggs and antiques. Seeing how the name became a worldwide name before the Russian revolution left nearly all the history destroyed but seeing the popularity of the Faberge name continue to rise, be it for the collection or brand new marketing using the name.
watching how everything in the history of Faberge has unfolded is a fascinating watch for all the history fans out there, the jewellery fans as well as the Russian historians.
Overall: When you come to watch documentaries, this is one well worth watching.