IFC Films acquired Madonna’s feature film directorial debut – Filth & Wisdom – which was originally envisioned as a short film and they’ve released the first official trailer. The film is co-written and directed by Madonna.
Filth & Wisdom: Andriy Krystiyan, or A K for short, has come to England from the Ukraine. A K is a philosopher (at least that’s what he claims to be), a poet, and an authority on all aspects of life. At the same time, he is following his grand plan to become an international star. Global stardom is how A K describes the goal that he and his band Gogol Bordello are pursuing with their particular brand of boisterous gypsy punk. For the time being, however, he makes ends meet by performing role play in women’s clothing for straight married men. A K shares a flat with two young women named Juliette and Holly. Juliette dreams of being a kind of Florence Nightingale of the developing world. She is currently working behind the counter at the local drug store run by Sardeep, the Indian chemist. Holly is a trained ballerina. Her big dream is to dance with the Royal Ballet. So far she hasn’t been able to earn a single penny with her dancing, and continues to ‘polish’ her skills as a pole dancer at Beechman’s Exotic Gentleman’s Club.
Madonna is repped by Bryan Lourd and Rick Hess @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
Filth & Wisdom hits theaters starting on October 17, and check IFC for the full theaterical release schedule.