Thursday 9th March 2017 - 7:45 pm - 10:45 pm, Palmer Building
Winifred, a divorced piano teacher aimlessly whiling away his semi-retirement in some provincial German town decides to employ his mastery of prankish disguises and hijinks to reconnect with his uptight business consultant daughter who works in Bucharest. What ensues during his and his freakish persona “Toni Erdmann’s” visit with Ines, makes for an outrageously funny and farcical film with undercurrents of gentleness and sadness. Will father and daughter reach an accord?
Maren Ade’s unique study of an estranged but mutually depressive father and daughter is a humane, hilarious triumph – Variety
Germany-Austria 2016 – German with subtitles – directed by Maren Ade – with Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek – 162 min tbc