This week, IFC Films and MPI Media Group released Madonna’s directorial debut Filth and Wisdom, a genre-defying exploration of what it takes to be a creative artist, on DVD. To celebrate Filth and Wisdom’s release, Film Fetish is giving away three copies of the DVD to readers.
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More about Filth and Wisdom
Madonna teams with rock sensation Eugene Hutz for a startling exploration of what it takes to be a creative artist.
Madonna makes a bold and uncompromising move behind the camera in her first film as writer-director, Filth and Wisdom, a one-of-a-kind look at something close to her heart: the undeniable artistic impulse. The genre-defying film – a rowdy, romantic, kinky, comic rock drama, starring the equally unique Eugene Hutz of the acclaimed gypsy punk group Gogol Bordello – comes to DVD September 29, 2009, via IFC Films and MPI Media Group.
Madonna and co-scripter Dan Cadan set their story in a London flat where three disparate – and increasingly desperate – roommates struggle to make ends meet while also trying to achieve their dreams. A.K. (Hutz) is a Ukrainian immigrant rocker who finances his goal of gaining “trans-continental superstardom” by turning tricks as a role-playing cross-dresser. Holly (Holly Weston from Splintered) is an aspiring ballerina (and object of A.K.’s unspoken love) who works as a pole-climbing stripper while she waits for her big break. Kleptomaniac Juliette (Vicky McClure from A Room For Romeo Brass) steals medicine from her pharmaceutical job with the intention of aiding suffering Africans. Living upstairs from this odd trio is a blind professor (Richard E. Grant from Withnail & I, The Age Of Innocence) who dispenses the wisdom that helps them get past all the filth with their dignity intact.
Writers: Madonna, Dan Cadan
Cast: Ade, Gogol Bordello, Olegar Fedoro, Stephen Graham, Richard E. Grant, Eugene Hutz, Shobu Kapoor, George Keeler, Francesca Kingdon, Elliot Levey, Inder Manocha, Vicky McClure, Tim Wallers, Hannah Walters, Holly Weston, Clare Wilkie
Original Release Year: 2008
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009