VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

DADDY NOSTALGIE

V' 05

DADDY NOSTALGIE

Bertrand Tavernier
F, 1989
105min, OF/dK

DADDY NOSTALGIE

Bertrand Tavernier
F, 1989
, 105min, OF/dK

Cast: 
Dirk Bogarde
Daddy
Jane Birkin
Caroline
Odette Laure
Miche
Emmanuelle Bataille
Juliette
Charlotte Kady
Barbara
Michele Minns
Caroline als Kind
Screenplay: 
Colo Tavernier O'Hagan
Sound: 
Michel Desrois
Camera: 
Denis Lenoir
Editor: 
Ariane Boeglin
Composer: 
Antoine Duhamel «These Foolish Things» von Eric Maschwitz und Jack Strachey
gesungen von Jane Birkin und Jimmy Rowles
Decoration: 
Jean-Louis Povéda
Costume: 
Christian Gasc

Production: 
Clea Productions
World Sales: 
FTD France Télévisions Distribution 1 bd. Victor 75015 Paris, Frankreich T 1 56 22 90 48, h.michel@francetv.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Caroline, a scriptwriter living in Paris, learns that her father has just had a serious operation. Anxious to heal the rift in their relationship, she rejoins her parents at their home in the south of France. Whilst her father has been busy pursuing a successful career as a businessman, Caroline has been denied the parental affection she craves. Hoping she can make up for lost time, she attempts to get to know her father better. But there is so little time left to them. A beautifully understated portrait of a father-daughter relationship, Daddy Nostalgie affords Jane Birkin one of her most memorable screen roles. Here she stars opposite Dirk Bogarde in his final film appearance before his death. Both actors are at the height of their powers and together they make this a compelling film, heart-felt but not overly sentimental. Bertrand Taverniers own father, the writer René Tavernier, died when the film was being made, adding a personal note of poignancy to one of this directors most emotionally engaging films. (James Travers)