Bardot to Debut at American French Film Festival


Bardot, a new French series about the life of Brigitte Bardot, is set to make its North American debut at the American French Film Festival on October 22.

The six-part series traces the life of the ’50s French star from her first audition at 15 to her international breakout film And God Created Woman in 1957 and her performance in Truth in 1960. The series will be presented in its entirety on the closing night of the festival.

Julia de Nunez stars as Bardot, supported by a cast that includes Vincent Belmondo as Bardot’s first husband, writer and director Roger Vadim; Hippolyte Girardot as her father; and Géraldine Paihas as her mother.

Bardot was co-written and co-directed by Academy Award-nominated writer/director Danièle Thompson and her son, writer/director Christopher Thompson. The series is produced and distributed by Federation Studios.

The series will be included in the American French Film Festival’s competition for the best series award. Daniéle Thompson will attend the premiere.

“This is the very first time that a film or series has been dedicated to the iconic French star Brigitte Bardot,” said Francois Truffart, executive producer and programmer of the American French Film Festival. “There has been a tremendous amount of buzz about Bardot in France, and we are delighted to be the first to present it on the big screen and in North America with the film’s accomplished co-writer/co-director Daniéle Thompson. Newcomer Julia de Nunez is stunning as Brigitte Bardot, and this will definitely be remembered as her breakout role.”