Toni Erdmann


Rafael 1 Sat, Oct 8, 2016 7:45 PM
Rafael 1 Thu, Oct 13, 2016 3:15 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Focus: Kinowerks
Mind the Gap
Running Time:162 min.
Director:Maren Ade
Producer:Janine Jackowski
Maren Ade
Jonas Dornbach
Screenwriter:Maren Ade
Cinematographer:Patrick Orth
Editor:Heike Parplies
Cast:Peter Simonischek
Sandra Hüller
Michael Wittenborn
Thomas Loibl
Print Source:Sony Pictures Classics
Note Writer:Tim Grierson


FOCUS: KINOWERKS This gutsy, unpredictable comedy-drama from acclaimed German writer-director Maren Ade (Everyone Else) examines the complexities of father-daughter relationships with candor, heart, and one of the nerviest mid-movie twists in a while. Looking to reconnect with his distant, career-focused daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller), practical joker Winfried (Peter Simonischek) tries spending some time with her. But when that leaves him feeling frustrated, he decides to take another tack—inserting himself into her life by posing as a work colleague in a goofy wig and fake teeth. Is he trying to embarrass Ines or revive the spark between them? This Cannes sensation, winner of the festival’s critics prize, goes down surreal, outrageous paths, but at its core, Toni Erdmann illustrates how children struggle to break free of their parents, only to learn that those emotional bonds aren’t so easy to sever. You may never hear “The Greatest Love of All” the same way again.
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Maren Ade‘s second feature Everyone Else won two Silver Bears at the 2009. Berlin Film Festival: the Grand Jury Prize and Best Actress for Birgit Minichmayr. The modern relationship drama was released in over 25 countries and received three nominations for the German Film Award. Her first feature The Forest for the Trees won the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005 and a Best Film nomination for the German Film Award. The touching drama was her graduation film from HFF University of Television and Film Munich. Maren Ade also works as a producer for other filmmakers. In 2000, she founded the film production company Komplizen Film with producer Janine Jackowski.