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Mademoiselle Paradis

Mademoiselle Paradis

A great performance...[Paradis]’s many contradictions and uncertainties feel entirely organic in what's one hell of a high-wire performance.
The Hollywood Reporter

Nominated for the Platform Prize at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, Mademoiselle Paradis is a sumptuously photographed period piece from director Barbara Allen. 

The film tells the true story of Maria Theresia von Paradis, a gifted piano player in Rococo Vienna, who lost her eye-sight as a child. Desperate to cure their daughter, the Paradis family entrust Maria to Dr. Mesmer, a forward-thinking-physician. Under his care, Maria slowly recovers her sight. But this miracle comes at a price as she progressively starts to lose her gift for music. Faced with a heavy dilemma, Mademoiselle Paradis will have to choose: an ordinary life in the light or an extraordinary life in darkness.

WINNERBest Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Production Design, Austrian Film Award 2018
NOMINATEDDragon Award (International Competition), Göteborg Film Festival 2018
NOMINATEDPlatform Prize, Toronto International Film Festival 2017
To celebrate Austrian-German friendship join us for Austrian cocktails before the premiere screening in each city.
18+ (exemption)
DirectorBarbara Albert
CastMaria Dragus, Devid Striesow, Lukas Miko, Katja Kolm, Maresi Riegner
Germany, Austria | 2017 | 97 min
German and French with English subtitles