Gogol Bordello to contribute 3 songs to Filth and Wisdom
Our friend and contributor Marco has just completed an exclusive interview with Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello.
He asked him about working with Madonna on her Filth & Wisdom short film and here’s what he had to say about it, revealing a few more details.
We’re happy to bring the for first time online this info to Madonna fans who are waiting to know more about this project.
Marco: I know these days you’re working as an actor with Madonna. What can you tell me about this project?
Eugene Hutz: Actually we have just completed the shooting last week. It’s a short movie titled
Filth & Wisdom and I play the main character, the entire band is in the film.
I’ve been aware for a year that Madonna was a Gogol Bordello fan and in the end, we met trough mutual friends
and we spoke a lot. Madonna is a funny person, respectful and collaborative, she offered me a role in her film and
I found myself facing an offer I couldn’t refuse. I was excited to work with her.
I play a charachter with a philosophical mood that actually has a lot about me.
Gogol Bordello contributed to the soundtrack with three songs and Madonna let me add into dialogs parts written by me.
I’m happy I had this experience even if I hadn’t the time to do it right now. It was something very creative, intelligent and superfun
Marco: Did Madonna feel comfortable behind the camera?
Eugene Hutz:I think she was very good and most of all she was scrupoulous, that’s something I think it’s essential for a
director. She knew what she wanted and she gave me total creative freedom, so for me it was an incredible experience.
Speaking about the Gogol Bordello songs, I’d say they give a “heavy” touch to the film, just wait and see!
Thanks to Marco, for this exclusive preview about Filth and Wisdom
Note: The interview has been translated back into English from an Italian translation.