Four destinations in the world for this tribute to a duty of her own daughter, Isabella Rossellini, to her mother, Ingrid Bergman. New York, London, Paris and now Rome. Rome stage concludes an official tour begun by Isabella in London in September with Jeremy Irons at the Royal Festive Hall, then New York again with Jeremy Irons at BAM, and Paris with Fanny Ardant and Gerard Depardieu at the Theatre du Chatelet.
Her performance of an obligation, of an immense feeling due to recognition of merit also to the real qualities of her Mother in the history of the history of life, and the Cinema.
A loto of people for the video projection of this theatrical homage, iconographic, emotional, autobiographical, didactic to an actress amongst the bests worldwide, because she made film history by the late ’30s, including Hollywood, Sweden, Germany, France and Italy after her meeting by herself promoted with our Maestro Roberto Rossellini. Both Bergman and Rossellini already at the heights of their artistic ability, popularity and personal success. It was 1948, Ingrid Bergman had already won her first Oscar as Best Actress -of three Oscars, many Nominations, two Emmys and a Tony.
Dear Mr. Rossellini,
I saw his films Open City and Paisan, and enjoyed them very much. Whenever you need a Swedish actress who speaks English very well, who has not forgotten her German, I do not understand almost in French, and in Italian knows only “I love you”, are ready to come to Italy to work with her .
A year later they were filming together “Stromboli Terra di Dio”, Stromboli, they loved each other, and the volcano erupted as the controversy on Italian and US soil being both already married. But their feeling and film talents were much stronger and balanced everything.
What Isabella wants to be recalled, and what Isabella inherited.
We want Ingrid Bergman continues to be part of film history, we want her to be history thanks to the archive of her work and life that my mother herself had always maintained with great stupendous care and devotion given, in her opinion filming as the highest form of art of the century. They are important documents and can also be useful for understanding the consistency and ability of a woman, mother, of her time. An actress whom decided to accept scripts where, despite cinema itself, there was not fiction but truth over human nature.
Studies at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Sweden, where Ingrid Bergman was born, overtook her from her childhood pains linked to the loss of both parents at young age, giving her joy for life, for good, ”acting had chosen her.”
The American Film Institute has inserted Ingrid Bergman in fourth place amongst the greatest acting protagonists of cinema history.
The show accompanied by the narrative voices of Isabella Rossellini and, in Italy, by Christian De Sica with whom she is related since childhood friendship being both children of friends and colleagues, will accompany us on a journey through the life of the actress Ingrid, collage memories, interviews, letters, unpublished family movies from her private archives with evidence then of friends, artists and colleagues whom have had the privilege to know her and work with her, including Roberto Rossellini, Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Capa, Ernest Hemingway.
The project is written and created by Ludovica Damiani and Guido Torlonia, important Italian authors already for preserving the role of other Grand Maestri as Luchino Visconti, Strehler, Fellini, Audrey Hepburn).
Isabella Rossellini, the undisputed icon of beauty and resolute grace is working again on TV productions involving the enthusiastic study of nature and animals that inhabit it. Some of her titles already produced and screened as writer and director for TV Sundance Channel by Robert Redford in the series Green Porn with an indiscuss theatrical comedy approach about mating habits in the natural world: “Seduce me”, “The Moms”. While, for Discovery Channel, “Pets distract me.”
Worked in cinema Industry as main field of work activity since graduation till maternity, both in Rome than Budapest.
Overall positions covered: production secretary, production assistant, stylist, production coordinator, director’s assistant, producer assistant, personal assistant to dearest Virna Lisi.
Begun in Rome at Mario Mazzarotto’s Intelfilm with Director Marco Puccioni; then several years in Budapest, first at Strawberry Films as Italian Market Developer; Aron Sipos, Focus Film, where also Producer Assistant, she mainly realized some of her working life strongest dreams and intentions; back in Rome Executive Secretary to Dott. Angelo Rizzoli at Rizzoli Audiovisivi Ltd.
Cristiana is inclined to elegance of substance and form, to mystic law and irony.