Madonna To Unveil Film-Making Debut

Berlin Film Festival kicks off today, CSNY's 'Deja Vu' also to screen

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Madonna is to premiere her directorial debut ‘Filth And Wisdom’ at this year’s Berlin Film Festival which starts today (February 7).

The singer sent the Film Festival director Dieter Kosslick a personal request, with Kosslick telling reporters “I’ve never before received a card from someone who said: ‘Dear Dieter, if you like my film, I’d love it to be screened in Berlin.'”

Madonna’s 81-minute film, featuring music by Gogol Bordello has so far been favourably recieved, unlike with previous films she has helped make such as 2002’s universally-panned ‘Swept Away’.

Richard E. Grant stars in the showbusiness-based comedy set in London.

There are several music-related films screening at this year’s festival, including the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young ocumentary ‘Deja Vu’ which premiered at Sundance last month. Young will be in the city to help promote the film which documents the band’s reunion in 2006.

The Berlin Film Festival opens today with Martin Scorsese‘s Rolling Stones documentary ‘Shine A Light’ – which includes archive footage as well as new.

The festival runs until February 17.

Keep an eye on Uncut’s View From Here Blog — which will be regularly updated with film news and previews by Uncut contributor Stephen Dalton.


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