A Matter of Time (1976)

A Matter of Time





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An aspiring actress (Liza Minnelli) decides to follow her dreams while working as a maid for a wealthy eccentric (Ingrid Bergman) in World War I-era Rome. Isabella Rossellini's first film appearance is here.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: John Gay
In Theaters:
American International Pictures


as Countessa Sanziani

as Mario Morello

as Valentina

as Antonio Vicari

as Gabriele d'Orazio

as Charles Van Maar

as Hotel Manager

as Hotel Porter

as Kaiser

as Jeanne Blasto

as Pavelli

as Hotel Manager
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Critic Reviews for A Matter of Time

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

A bittersweet masterwork about the raging and frustrated passions of old age.

Full Review… | August 3, 2015
New Yorker
Top Critic

Vincente Minnelli disowned his last movie, A Matter of Time (1976), when it was taken away from him by its producers, American International Pictures, and after its initial release it pretty much disappeared from view.

Full Review… | February 23, 2011
House Next Door

Strange, inventively styled drama shows Minnelli's flair for imagery and films about young people trying to enter the adult world.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Classic Film and Television

Minnelli's very last film stars his own daughter Liza (their only collaboration) as an awestruck chamber maid inspired by the adventures of an aging contessa (Ingrid Berman) to embark on her own fantasy journey.

Full Review… | March 27, 2007

Audience Reviews for A Matter of Time


So much talent behind and in front of the camera to lay such a big egg. The whole thing reeks of decay and that seeps into the tenor of the film. Liza is all over the place and only registers in a positive way twice, in the final hospital scene and most of all during the musical performance of the song Do It Again-really her only powerful moment. Of interest more for its cast of second generation performers than any merit or entertainment value of the actual film. Beside Liza there's a brief appearance of Isabella Rossellini in her screen bow and as Liza's cousin Tina Aumont, who was the daughter of B movie star Maria Montez and Jean-Pierre Aumont. Nonsensical mess was the unfortunate swan song of both Vincente Minnelli and Charles Boyer. Such a missed opportunity.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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