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A short film in which Isabella Rossellini discusses the life and work of her father: Roberto Rossellini. | Add synopsis »
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Isabella Rossellini ... Isabella Rossellini / Alfred Hitchcock / David O. Selznick / Federico Fellini / Charlie Chaplin / Ingrid Bergman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isaac Paz Sr. ... The belly of Roberto Rossellini

Anna Magnani ... Pina (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Guy Maddin 
Writing credits
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Isabella Rossellini 

Produced by
Michael Burns .... executive producer
Niv Fichman .... executive producer
Phyllis Laing .... executive producer
Jody Shapiro .... producer
Original Music by
Christopher Dedrick 
Cinematography by
Len Peterson 
Film Editing by
John Gurdebeke 
Production Design by
Réjean Labrie 
Art Direction by
Larry Spittle 
Costume Design by
Meg McMillan 
Makeup Department
Doug Morrow .... makeup department head
Production Management
Anastasia Geras .... production manager
Art Department
Katharina Stieffenhofer .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Russ Dyck .... sound
Ronayne Higginson .... sound
Kirk Lynds .... sound re-recording mixer
David McCallum .... sound
David Rose .... sound
Lou Solakofski .... sound
Bob Stewart .... audio playback operator
Jane Tattersall .... sound
Special Effects by
Ricardo Alms .... special effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
François Balcaen .... key grip
Jason Heke .... assistant camera
Daniel Quesnel .... first assistant camera
Tommaso Rossellini .... backstage photographer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Louis Casado .... film timer
Jim Fleming .... film colorist
Matthew Hannam .... additional editor
Location Management
Sarah Jane Cundell .... location manager
Other crew
Cynthia Amsden .... publicist
Joy Ellison .... dialect coach
Tommaso Rossellini .... assistant: Isabella Rossellini

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USA:16 min | Canada:16 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Despite the fact that they bear a strong physical resemblance to one another, this is the first time that Isabella Rossellini has ever played her mother Ingrid Bergman on film or television.See more »
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
I remember papa, 9 May 2006
Author: jotix100 from New York

It seems odd the choice of Guy Maddin for the direction of this homage by Isabella Rossellini to her late father, Roberto, one of the great masters of the Italian cinema. Mr. Rossellini was a man who presented the material he wanted to show without gimmickry. Guy Maddin, on the other hand, loves to tell a story using imagery that Rossellini would have probably not approve because the lack of realism in his films.

That said, this short documentary, written by his daughter Isabella, an intelligent actress, presents her father as a figure that was in bed most of the time. Ms. Rossellini's tribute comes in the form of an exchange among the great director and David O. Selznick, Federico Fellini, and Alfred Hitchcock, as these innovators tell Rossellini how their ideas differ in what they consider what cinema should be like. Charlie Chaplin pays a furtive visit, as well as Ms. Rossellini's mother, Ingrid Bergman. When she asks her mother if her father ruined her Hollywood career, she answers, that no, it was she who ruined his.

Isabella Rossellini acts all the parts in this short, but emotive tribute to an innovator who was way ahead of the others and who, unfortunately, was forgotten toward the end of his life. The combination of Ms. Rossellini's writing and Guy Maddin direction serve the documentary well.

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