by Penny Martin .

Bruce Weber's Chop Suey

Never having been screened in London since its initial launch in 2001 and near impossible to track down on DVD, Bruce Weber's glorious film Chop Suey delighted an audience packed with industry luminaries at the FFF screening at the ICA tonight. Ostensibly a documentary about young male model Peter Johnson, the meandering sequence of extraordinarily beautiful cinematographic sequences revealed itself to be a story about love, simultaneously following the tale of fabulous Lesbian icon Frances Faye whilst also reflecting on some key biographical passages from Weber's own life. All shot with characterstic, Modernist grace and fastidious attention to the male form, it came so close to revealing something personal about the photographer himself that it left you feeling like you knew less about him than you did in the first place. Intriguing.