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Mademoiselle Paradis is a period piece, situated in 18th century Vienna. A story, focusing on Maria Theresia von Paradis, a contemporary of Mozart. A young woman, facing a heavy dilemma: To decide for an ordinary life in light - or an extraordinary life as a pianist in darkness.
|Writer(s):||Kathrin Resetarits based on motives from the novel Mesmerized by Alissa Walser|
|Cinematographer(s):||Christine A. Maier|
|Key cast:||Maria Dragus, Devid Striesow, Lukas Miko, Katja Kolm, Maresi Riegner|
|Producers:||Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Martina Haubrich, Gunnar Dedio|
|Premiere:||Toronto (TIFF Platform Competition)|
|Awards (selection):||Main Award (Filmkunstfest Sachsen Anhalt), Best Editing (Graz/Diagonale), Thomas Pluch Script Award|
MADEMOISELLE PARADIS in Toronto and San Sebastián
After the world premiere in TORONTO (Platform competition), Barbara Albert’s 5th feature film will head to SAN SEBASTIÁN as a contender of the Golden Shell competition. MADEMOISELLE PARADIS takes us to Rococo Vienna and the remarkably talented blind pianist Maria Theresia Paradis who is torn between her extraordinary musical talent and her desire to to live the life of an ordinary young woman within the rules of a rigid society.
«Being able to see would not bring her more freedom.»
MADEMOISELLE PARADIS takes us to Rococo Vienna and the remarkably talented blind pianist Maria Theresia Paradis, who is torn between her extraordinary musical talent and her desire to live the life of an ordinary young woman within the rules of a rigid society.
MADEMOISELLE PARADIS starts her European tour in San Sebastián
"An exquisitely crafted period drama", that's what Allan Hunter of Screen Daily wrote on Barbara Albert's new feature film MADEMOISELLE PARADIS. Right after its world premiere at the Toronto Platform competiton the film joins the Golden Shell competition at San Sébastián, celebrating also its European premiere.