PRESS RELEASE: Phoenix closes Worldwide deal on Maestro Lech Majewski’s film Brigitte Bardot Forever, leading into Cannes 2022
Phoenix Worldwide has picked up world sales excluding Poland and Italy to award winning director Lech Majewski’s film Brigitte Bardot Forever which Phoenix will introduce to international buyers in Cannes as well as festival programmers.
The film is produced by Lech Majewski in conjunction with co-producers Mike Downey (Ireland), and executive produced by Malgorzata Domin and Dominika Mandla. Angelus Silesius produce with Domino Film exec producing and finance by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej and Urzad Miasta Katowice.
Majewski is a multi-award winning filmmaker, the subject of a retrospective at MOMA New York and one of the most profound artists of our times. Majewski’s astonishing feature film series The Garden of Earthly Delights (2006), The Mill and the Cross (2011) and Field of Dogs (2014) brings to startling cinematic life the works of Bosch, Brueghel and Dante respectively, creating allusive, associative and profoundly immersive encounters with works of undisputed genius Majewski’s latest film, is based on his novel “Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Brigitte Bardot the Wonderful”, in which he settles accounts with his youth, childhood, and all that Poland meant to him. The film is set in mid-20th century communist Poland.
Adam lives with his mother, who is persecuted by the state security service. Adam’s father fought in World War II as a pilot, defending Britain, and has not been heard from since. It’s not clear if he stayed in England or returned and is hiding to avoid persecution. Packages and postcards arrive from him, but Adam, who has never seen his father, suspects someone else is sending them. At school he keeps dreaming that his father will one day land in the sports field at his school in his Spitfire, raising dust from which he will emerge alive, heroic and magnificent. One day, as the boy is watching Jean-Luc Godard’s “Contempt” at the cinema, he is transported to the young Brigitte Bardot’s dressing room and her world of film and music stars.
The Film Stars: Kacper Olszewski, Magdalena Rózczka, Joanna Opozda, Weronika Rosati, Andrzej Grabowski, Tomasz Sapryk, Bogdan Kalus, Elzbieta Okupska, Stanislaw Brudny, Gabriela Chojecka, Aleksander Chwast, Oliver Cieslak, Lech Dyblik, Katarzyna Dynowska
“We are delighted to be working with such an incredible director Lech Majewski and co-producer Mike Downey,” on the film says Michael Cowan of Phoenix Worlwide, “Lech’s reputation as a visual artist precedes him, and we have already had brisk interest from the international marketplace.”