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»She knows that she is only extraordinary because of her blindness, but at the same time she yearns to have her sight restored. She develops from a passive being, almost like an object, into a strong woman with her own will.«
Barbara Albert about MADEMOISELLE PARADIS
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.
«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.
Produzentin Barbara Albert über GRBAVICA
«Ich hätte mir bei diesem Film niemals gedacht, dass ich in diesem großen Rahmen auf der Bühne stehen würde und wir den Goldenen Bären kriegen.» Ein Gespräch mit Barbara Albert, die gemeinsam mit Bruno Wagner, den Gewinner des Goldenen Bären, Grbavica von Jasmila Zbanic produziert hat.
Barbara Albert talks about FREE RADICALS
«I wanted the figures to be totally concrete, realistic and tangible, I wanted certain moments to have a vitality and intense corporeality, and in my opinion both are there. It's an abstract film which makes use of extremely concrete figures and moments, and it also works with everyday matters and snapshots of life. I wanted to employ these elements and see what happens.»