Brigitte Bardot is one of the great icons of French cinema. There are many tributes to his talent. As in 1968, when singer Serge Gainsbourg saluted his work with the album Initials B.B.
Today, France 2 is preparing to dedicate a mini-series to him. Co-written and co-directed by Danièle Thompson and her son, Christopher Thompson, it will simply be titled Bardot and should be released sometime in 2023.
The biopic will consist of 6 episodes of 52 minutes. The series will focus on the exceptional destiny of this woman whose talent radiated throughout the world, as revealed in the synopsis recently unveiled by France 2:
“It’s the story of a young girl who, like all the others, is looking for love and success but whose dreams are shattered against the hysteria she unleashes.
Brigitte Bardot, a little girl from the 16th arrondissement of Paris with a strict upbringing, finds herself ugly and feels unloved. She will grow up, emancipate herself, brave all the codes thanks to her meeting with her first love Roger Vadim. In 1956 the release of the film by this young man, “And God… created woman”, of which Brigitte is the heroine, provokes a world sexual revolution of which she becomes the icon.
Bardot assumes her sexuality, does not want to be either a good wife or a mother. She allows herself to choose her men, to dress and undress as she sees fit, to say what goes through her mind. This unfailing freedom propels her into the media eye and unleashes as much hatred as adoration.
She becomes the muse of an enchanted parenthesis, of a time when irrepressible urges are finally released. She is the first French star whose image crosses all borders, influences all fashions, and creates a shock wave that reaches even the most remote villages on the planet.
The extraordinary destiny of this young woman, a fairy tale that sometimes turns into a nightmare, also paints the portrait of an era: post-war France, which goes from black and white to color, which gorges itself on carelessness. , pleasure and sun in this new paradise that is Saint-Tropez and of which Bardot becomes the goddess.”
On the distribution side, it is a young actress who is very little known who will play Brigitte Bardot on the screen. Her name is Julia de Nunez and France 2 unveiled a photo of her in her role. The least we can say is that the result is stunning.
At his side, we find the name of another icon of cinema: Belmondo. Of course, it is not Jean-Paul, but his grandson Victor who seems to want to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. He will play Roger Vadim. While the famous actor Yvan Attal will also be there in the role of Raoul Levy.