Isabella Rossellini and Guy Maddin in Conversation
My Dad Is 100 Years Old
(Guy Maddin, 2005)
(Roberto Rossellini, 1952)
Join us on a cinematic world tour with stops in France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, the UK, Japan, and Mexico. Our tour guides are some of the most revered directors in film history, including the likes of Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard, Roberto Rossellini, Ingmar Bergman, Fritz Lang, Sally Potter, Akira Kurosawa, and Luis Buñuel. See all the titles on our big screen, many in new or recent restorations. By the way, the July and August features in our ongoing Film History 101 series are also part of A Summer Abroad ’13.
Today’s most engaging and inventive directors, producers, and film professionals join us to introduce their work and answer questions after most screenings.
Get ready for a special evening of film and conversation featuring frequent collaborators Isabella Rossellini and director Guy Maddin, who have teamed up on such films as The Saddest Music in the World and the Wex-supported Keyhole. The evening features screenings of their short My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2005, 16 mins., video), a tribute to renowned Italian director Roberto Rossellini written by and starring Isabella, his daughter, and of the new Criterion Collection restoration of Roberto Rossellini’s Europe ’51 (1952, 113 mins., DCP), which stars Ingrid Bergman, Roberto’s then-wife and Isabella’s mother. A lively conversation between Maddin and Rossellini about their collaborations and her iconic parents follows the films.
My Dad Is 100 Years Old considers Roberto Rossellini’s relationship with Bergman and his tumultuous career, with Isabella Rossellini portraying her father's antagonists, including David Selznick and Federico Fellini. In Europe ’51, Bergman plays an American woman living in Rome and struggling to cope with grief following her son’s suicide. Like Roberto Rossellini's Journey to Italy, which also stars Bergman and screens August 2–3 at the Wex, this film addresses the impact of spiritual crises and is now widely praised after being dismissed by many critics at the time of its release.
$15 general public
$10 members, students (with ID), senior citizens (65+)
GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR VISITING FILMMAKER PRESENTATIONS
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council