Filth and Wisdom at the 2009 Mardi Gras Film Festival
Madonna’s “Filth & Wisdom” has been chosen as the closing film for the 2009 Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney.
It will be screened on March 5 at 7:30 PM at the Randwick Ritz.
• Filth and Wisdom
Madonna, UK, 2008, 85min
The reviews of Madonna’s writer/director debut will tell you in no uncertain terms, you’ll either love it or hate it, but isn’t that a delicious challenge to be offered?
The Material Girl appears to have returned to her bohemian roots in this tale of three rag-tag Londonites surviving their oddball lives together. Madonna has said each character represents a personality she herself could have been (had she not become THE Madonna). Narrator A.K is a Ukrainian immigrant who heads up a Gypsy punk band, financing his dreams of rock glory by moonlighting as a cross-dressing dominatrix for married straight men. He lives with Holly, a professional ballet dancer turned stripper and pole dancer, and Juliette, a self-medicating pharmacy assistant who longs to feed the starving children of Africa.
With the help of a cameo by Richard E. Grant, these three eventually learn – in order to gain wisdom, you gotta get a little filthy.
Click here for further information and booking.
Thanks to Dean.