Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg

Catching Fire: The Story Of Anita Pallenberg

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere

Anita Pallenberg was a model, an actor (including appearances in Nicolas Roeg’s Performance and Roger Vadim's legendary cult guilty pleasure Barbarella), and a fashion icon of the sixties and seventies. Originally the partner of Rolling Stones bassist Brian Jones, she then had a tumultuous relationship of many years with Keith Richards, whom she married and had children with; but first and foremost, she was a tempestuous woman, a person full of energy and passion, who lived her life to the max. Scarlett Johansson lents her voice to Annita in this fascinating documentary, which takes us back to the sixties and seventies, the period when Pallenberg was a sort of informal member of the Stones, thus serving as a side portrait of Keith Richards. A passionate biography, groovy as a rock and roll anthem, bittersweet, melancholy, and tense, which captures an entire era through the eyes of this fiery figure who passed away in 2017 but continues to inspire as a symbol of empowerment, dynamism, and a larger-than-life temperament.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: Alexis Bloom, Svetlana Zill
Cinematography: Luca Ciuti, Catherine Derry, Nick Higgins, Will Pugh, Axel Schneppat
Editing: Hannah Vanderlan, Adam Evans
Sound: Alessandro Boscolo, Pasquin Mariani, Paul Thompson, James Thomson, Tom Tierney, Thomas Warneke, Josh Wilkinson
Music: Will Bates
Actors: Scarlett Johansson (voice)
Production: SK Global Entertainment
Producers: Charlie Corwin, Alexis Bloom, Svetlana Zill
Executive producer: Marlon Richards, Sidney Kimmel, Jo Henriquez, Brian Kornreich, Fisher Stevens
Format: DCP
Color: Colour and B&W
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 113'
Contact: Cinephil

Alexis Bloom


2016 Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (TV)
2018 Divide and Conquer
2023 Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg (co-direction)

Svetlana Zill


2022 A Brief History of Devolution (short)
2023 Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg (co-direction)