Directed by Bertrand Tavernier • 1990 • France
Starring Dirk Bogarde, Jane Birkin, Odette Laure
Dirk Bogarde delivers a spirited final screen performance opposite Jane Birkin in this poignant and perceptive tale about the regrets that mark a lifetime. As a father to his screenwriter daughter Caroline (Birkin), retired businessman Tony (Bogarde) left much to be desired. But as a lover of life who always pursued his pleasures, he has succeeded marvelously. Now, with Tony’s health failing, father and daughter reconnect for a by turns tender and painful reunion that may well be their last. Set amid the scenic splendor of the French Riviera in autumn, DADDY NOSTALGIA is an elegiac meditation on family and mortality from one of cinema’s most sensitive humanists.