updated: 12/01/2006

old-age: Brazil

The working title was ‘1984½’ which gives some clue what this movie is about but equally it’s part of a trilogy with Time Bandits and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

Ida Lowry (Katherine Helmond) is the mother of the main character; she is around seventy and reinventing herself through cosmetic surgery. At the time of filming Katherine Helmond was in her mid- to late-fifties.

Maggie Weston was hair & makeup designer; Aaron Sherman was responsible for Katherine’s prosthetic makeup.