Dirk Bogarde and Jane Birkin having tea in scene from Daddy Nostalgie (1990)
Dirk Bogarde and Jane Birkin having tea in scene from Daddy Nostalgie (1990)
Daddy Nostalgie (1990)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Daddy Nostalgie

Bertrand Tavernier | France | | G

A delicate three-hander is played out between a charming but selfish man (Dirk Bogarde, in his final film), his estranged daughter (Jane Birkin) and his embittered, neglected wife (Odette Laure).

The sensitive screenplay by Bertrand Tavernier's former spouse, Colo Tavernier O’Hagan, may be at least partly autobiographical; the film, like a Chekhov play, allows small details to take on a magnified significance. Composed of discrete scenes like moving photos from a private album, the film’s montage, Tavernier observed, is dictated not by plot but by emotion.

Format: 35mm, Colour
Language: English and French with English subtitles
Source: Tamasa
Duration: 105 mins


10 & 12 May 2021


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105 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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