My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2006)

My Dad Is 100 Years Old

TOMATOMETER

——

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

My Dad Is 100 Years Old Trailers & Photos

Movie Info

On the eve of the release of actress Isabella Rossellini's book In the Name of the Father, the Daughter, and the Holy Spirits: Remembering Roberto Rossellini, the famous daughter of the acclaimed filmmaker teams with Canadian director Guy Maddin to pay loving homage to the man who crafted such cinematic classics as Viaggio in Italia and Roma, Cittą Aperta. In addition to crafting an affectionate portrait to her father, Rossellini and Maddin attempt to capture the cinematic feel of the filmmaker's most prolific period by incorporating the influences of such key figures as Federico Fellini, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, David O. Selznick, and, of course, the legendary Ingrid Bergman into the film as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Kids & Family, Special Interest
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 20, 2005
Runtime:
Zeitgeist Films

News & Interviews for My Dad Is 100 Years Old

Critic Reviews for My Dad Is 100 Years Old

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

A micro-doc packing more intoxicating beauty and invigorating ideas into its 17 minutes than most other films do in 90 or more.

Full Review… | December 5, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

Isabella Rossellini's second collaboration with Guy Maddin is a delightfully odd tribute to her director father Roberto.

Full Review… | May 8, 2007
eye WEEKLY

A very cute film indeed.

Full Review… | December 8, 2006
Greenwich Village Gazette

Even those unfamiliar with the work of Roberto Rossellini should get something out of Guy Maddin's haunting and memorable short film My Dad is 100 Years Old.

Full Review… | December 5, 2006
Slant Magazine

Shot in a dreamy black-and-white cloud that overturns a magician's trunk full of cinematic trickery... stunningly unique and heartfelt.

Full Review… | July 13, 2006
Premiere Magazine

Audience Reviews for My Dad Is 100 Years Old

[font=Century Gothic][color=darkslategray]"My Dad Is 100 Years Old" is a short collaborative film by Isabella Rossellini and Guy Maddin, that serves as a tribute to Rossellini's father, noted film director, Roberto Rossellini(1906-1977), on the event of his centennial. Isabella plays several parts including David Selznick, Alfred Hitchcock(in silhouette) and Federico Fellini arguing about his work.(Roberto is represented by a wobbling belly.) This unique film does not truly come together until Isabella invokes the spirit of her late mother, Ingrid Bergman.[/color][/font]
[font=Century Gothic][color=#2f4f4f][/color][/font]
[font=Century Gothic][color=#2f4f4f][/color][/font]
[font=Century Gothic][color=black]"Bergman Island" is a documentary consisting mostly of interviews of famed director Ingmar Bergman at his Faro Island home where he filmed some of his most notable films and has lived for the past few decades. Also included is rare 16mm behind the scenes footage. Partially under discussion is how Bergman's early and personal life have influenced his films. [/color][/font]
[font=Century Gothic][/font]
[font=Century Gothic]It is almost impossible to get Bergman's lengthy career boiled down into a documentary with this short running time. It is informative but I think it would have fared best if it had focused on material that was less familiar like his theatre work which is most likely unknown to viewers outside of Sweden.[/font]

Harlequin68
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

My Dad Is 100 Years Old Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss My Dad Is 100 Years Old on our Movie forum!