Originally conceived as a short film, Filth and Wisdom was extended into a long feature and first shown at the Berlin Film Festival in 2008. Since then it has had a limited theatrical release, and is now available on DVD in Europe and America (though not, as yet, in the UK) as well as being issued on-demand via cable providers.
It’s unlikely that this low-budget, indie film would have been noticed at all had it not been directed by Madonna. Her star power has proved to be a mixed blessing, generating media interest but also critical scorn. Continue reading