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My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2006)




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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, Città 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, Rovi


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.

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

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

May 8, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A very cute film indeed.

December 8, 2006 | Rating: 3/5
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.

December 5, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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

July 13, 2006 | Full Review…
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]

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