Selznick et al lament the tedium of neorealist cinema.At the centre of the debate, playing herself, Rossellini wonders aloud whether her father has a legacy.On 8 May, it will be the centenary of Roberto Rossellini's birth.It's a date that his daughter, the model, actress and author Isabella Rossellini, is determined will be remembered.Rossellini's film responds head-on to criticisms that the director ruined the actress's career during this period.In it, the character of Bergman argues: "He did not ruin my career.I destroyed his." They were married for seven years.In 1952, Isabella was born in Rome, 34 minutes ahead of her twin sister Isotta.
The German publisher Schirmer/Mosel commissioned the latter.
"Guy is very avant-garde and appeals to a very young audience," she says. He had such a big belly." In the picture, her father is represented throughout by a belly. She appears in the guise of several of her father's contemporaries, including Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Federico Fellini and Hollywood mogul David O Selznick.
The narrative takes the form of a debate on the importance of the neorealist director's heritage.
When she eventually arrived in Italy to star in Stromboli in 1949, it did not take long before the director left his partner, the actress Anna Magnani, and Bergman left her husband and daughter Pia.
As a result, Bergman was shunned by America for a decade.