My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2006)
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A micro-doc packing more intoxicating beauty and invigorating ideas into its 17 minutes than most other films do in 90 or more.
Isabella Rossellini's second collaboration with Guy Maddin is a delightfully odd tribute to her director father Roberto.
A very cute film indeed.
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.
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[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=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]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]
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