Michael Cowan’s UK-based sales company Phoenix Worldwide Entertainment has acquired international rights, excluding Poland and Italy, to Lech Majewski’s Brigitte Bardot Forever.
Phoenix will introduce the Polish title to international buyers in Cannes as well as festival programmers.
Majewski, whose credits include The Garden of Earthly Delights andThe Mill and the Cross, based the film on his own 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.
Set in mid-century communist Poland, Adam’s mother is persecuted by the state security service and his father, a World War II pilot, has not been heard from since being stationed in the UK. 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 is produced by Lech Majewski in conjunction with co-producer Mike Downey (Ireland), and executive produced by Malgorzata Domin and Dominika Mandla.
Angelus Silesius produces with Domino Film exec producing and it is financekd by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej and Urzad Miasta Katowice.
It 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 and Katarzyna Dynowska.