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Mademoiselle Paradis

Mademoiselle Paradis, "Licht"

Synopsis

Director

Vienna, 1777. Despite having lost her sight at an early age, 18-year old Maria Theresia „Resi“ Paradis (Maria Dragus) is celebrated in Viennese society as a musical wunderkind. After numerous unsuccessful treatments, she comes into the care of Doctor Franz Anton Mesmer (Devid Striesow) a controversial figure due to his new methods. At the Mesmer house, between Rococo and Enlightenment, among a collection of odd patients and with the help of the maid Agnes, Resi feels free at last. When she begins to see things for the first time, she discovers to her horror that she seems to be simultaneously losing her musical virtuosity.

„Mademoiselle Paradis“ is a dense historical drama based on Alissa Walser’s novel „Am Anfang war die Nacht Musik“.

Austria has submitted the film as a candidate for foreign language film Oscar.

Barbara Albert

(b. 1970, Vienna) studied theatre and journalism, and then film directing and screenwriting at the Vienna Filmakademie. She has worked as assistant director, assistant editor and actress. Her debut „Northern Skirts“ and next features „Free Radicals“ and „Falling“ all were screened at PÖFF programme. „Mademoiselle Paradis“ is Albert’s fifth full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • Somewhere Else (1997, doc)
  • Nordrand (1999, Põhjas, PÖFF 2000)
  • Böse Zellen (Vabad radikaalid, PÖFF 2003)
  • Fallen (Langedes, PÖFF 2006)
  • Die Lebenden (The Dead and the Living, 2012)
  • Licht (Mademoiselle Paradis, 2017)

Schedule

27.11.2017
17:15 - 18:49
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 111701
Sold out
02.12.2017
19:45 - 21:19
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 10
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 160703
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Panorama

Film info

Countries: Austria, Germany
Year: 2017
Duration: 94 minutes
Language: German
Director: Barbara Albert
Producers: Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Martina Haubrich, Gunnar Dedio
Writer: Kathrin Resetarits
DOP: Christine A. Maier
Montage: Niki Mossböck
Composer: Lorenz Dangel
Cast: Maria Dragus, Devid Striesow, Lukas Miko, Katja Kolm, Maresi Riegner
Productions: NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion, Looks Filmproduktionen
Festivals: Toronto, San Sebastian, Hamburg

Synopsis

Director

Vienna, 1777. Despite having lost her sight at an early age, 18-year old Maria Theresia „Resi“ Paradis (Maria Dragus) is celebrated in Viennese society as a musical wunderkind. After numerous unsuccessful treatments, she comes into the care of Doctor Franz Anton Mesmer (Devid Striesow) a controversial figure due to his new methods. At the Mesmer house, between Rococo and Enlightenment, among a collection of odd patients and with the help of the maid Agnes, Resi feels free at last. When she begins to see things for the first time, she discovers to her horror that she seems to be simultaneously losing her musical virtuosity.

„Mademoiselle Paradis“ is a dense historical drama based on Alissa Walser’s novel „Am Anfang war die Nacht Musik“.

Austria has submitted the film as a candidate for foreign language film Oscar.

Barbara Albert

(b. 1970, Vienna) studied theatre and journalism, and then film directing and screenwriting at the Vienna Filmakademie. She has worked as assistant director, assistant editor and actress. Her debut „Northern Skirts“ and next features „Free Radicals“ and „Falling“ all were screened at PÖFF programme. „Mademoiselle Paradis“ is Albert’s fifth full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • Somewhere Else (1997, doc)
  • Nordrand (1999, Põhjas, PÖFF 2000)
  • Böse Zellen (Vabad radikaalid, PÖFF 2003)
  • Fallen (Langedes, PÖFF 2006)
  • Die Lebenden (The Dead and the Living, 2012)
  • Licht (Mademoiselle Paradis, 2017)