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Title
Discovering Bardot
Duration
30'
Director
Lyndy Saville
Year
2009
Country
United Kingdom

This incredible, almost mythical beauty exploded on to the world scene in the early 1950’s. But who was this star, this icon, this democratically elected honorary sex-goddess of the decade?

This documentary tells the story of Brigitte Bardot’s incredible rise to famegiving an overview of how the world fell for both her looks and her charms. Along with Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot was the embodiment of female sexuality and she drew hordes of admirers to her French films.

Charting her early life and passions for ballet and her subsequent front page modelling career we witness how Bardot became one of the biggest movie stars in the world whilst being synonymous with the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival.


With an array of interviews from established experts on French film, this dynamic documentary reveals the remarkable and sometimes tragic story behind the woman who became the icon of France.