Latvian film professionals are also involved in the making of the film – it has been co-produced by the studio VFS Films, the co – author of the script is the director Dāvis Sīmanis, who is recognized in the circulation of festivals, while its main operator is the internationally awarded Valdis Celmiņš.
The movie Riga IFF on the opening night will be able to watch both in person at the cinema Splendid Palace, and online throughout Latvia.
Dāvis Sīmanis emphasizes that this film by Roberto Rosellini (Rome – an open city, 1945), the dandy and the surrounding admirer, is discovered as a much more complex and controversial personality. This is largely due to the unique access to the Rosellini family and its archive materials – most of which will be shown to viewers for the first time. Roberto Rosellini and daughter of Ingrid Bergmane, actress and director Izabella Rosellini, film producer Renco Rosellini and other members of the dynasty also take part in the film, which had its international premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
“The concept inseparably connected with Roberto Rosellini – neorealism – will gain new weight by documenting the artificial and played facade of the family in order to reveal the true lives and thoughts of the members of the Rosellini family,” says Dāvis Sīmanis.
I was born Rosellini The screening will also echo this year’s retrospective program, which looks at the activities of the influential Rosellini-Bergman cinema clan over several decades.