Seattle Polish Film Festival presents the 2021 movie “Brigitte Bardot Forever” / “Brigitte Bardot cudowna“, by the renowned director Lech Majewski (“The Mill and the Cross“, “The Garden of Earthly Delights“, “Angelus“). The film stars are Kacper Olszewski, Magdalena Różczka and Joanna Opozda. The movie has won several awards at the international festival circuit in 2021 & 2022.
The mid-20th century in 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. Maestro Majewski’s latest film, 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.
Majewski (b. 1953) has created several outstanding movies, but he is also a novel writer, essayist and a poet.
Tickets $19 at KPC website here.
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