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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #58. Brigitte Bardot the Wonderful – Lech Majewski

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #58. Brigitte Bardot the Wonderful – Lech Majewski

Brigitte Bardot cudowna / Brigitte Bardot the Wonderful

Polish director Lech Majewski adapts his own novel Brigitte Bardot the Wonderful for his latest feature, produced by Małgorzata Domin through Domino Film as well as Majewski’s “Angelus Silesius” Association and starring Magdalena Różczka, Joanna Opozda (Bardot), Weronika Rosati (as Elizabeth Taylor), Andrzej Grabowski, Tomasz Sapryk, and Kacper Olszewski (of Kuba Czekaj’s Baby Bump, 2015). Majewski’s 2011 title The Mill and the Cross premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and his long-gestating sci-fi co-production Valley of the Gods, featuring Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley and John Malkovich is set to release in US theaters December 31, 2019.

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Gist: Inspired by the tale of Telemachus in Homer’s Odyssey, young Adam’s mother is persecuted by the state police because his father fought in WWII as a pilot before disappearing. Adam fantasizes about his father and one day, while watching Godard’s Contempt in the cinema, finds himself transported into the dressing room of Brigitte Bardot and into a world where he meets a coterie of her contemporary celebrities.

Release Date/Prediction: Majewski was in the midst or principal photography in late 2018. We anticipate a festival appearance in 2020, which could be in Berlin or Locarno.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is IONCINEMA.com's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), FIPRESCI, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2023: The Beast (Bonello) Poor Things (Lanthimos), Master Gardener (Schrader). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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