Mademoiselle Paradis

A film by Barbara Albert
A/D 2017, 97 min.
Fertiggestellt

Synopsis

Vienna, 1777. Maria Theresia (“Resi”) Paradis, 18 years old, is blind, and a pianist of remarkable talent. Resi lost her eyesight literally overnight when she was three. After countless failed medical experiments, her overprotective parents seek out a controversial “miracle doctor,” Franz Anton Mesmer, as their last hope for a cure. For Dr. Mesmer, the chance to successfully treat the young girl could lead to fame and fortune.

Resi moves into the estate of the doctor and his wife, where in the company of other patients she tastes personal freedom for the first time. And Mesmer’s treatments seem to have almost immediate success. However, Resi soon notices that as her sight is beginning to return, her musical virtuosity is declining. She becomes aware that being part of society as a seeing person comes at too high a price if it can mean the loss of her inner world of music.

Credits

Director:
Barbara Albert

Script:
Kathrin Resetarits

based on the novel "Mesmerized" by Alissa Walser

with:
Maria Dragus
Devid Striesow
Lukas Miko
Katja Kolm
Maresi Riegner
Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg
Susanne Wuest
a.o.

Photography:
Christine A. Maier

Set Design:
Katharina Wöppermann

Costume Design:
Veronika Albert

Makeup Design:
Helene Lang

Sound:
Dietmar Zuson

Casting:
Lisa Oláh

Editor:
Niki Mossböck

Music:
Lorenz Dangel

Pianoforte:
Sonja Leipold

Sound Design:
Christian Conrad

Sound Mix:
Alexander Koller

VFX:
Matthias Halibrand

Grading:
Stefan Ciupek

Co-Production Project Development:
Ursula Wolschlager
Robert Buchschwenter
Witcraft Szenario OG

Production Management:
Gerhard Hannak
Alexander Säidow

Executive Producers:
Michael Kitzberger
Jan Müller

Producers:
Michael Kitzberger
Martina Haubrich
Wolfgang Widerhofer
Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Markus Glaser
Gunnar Dedio  

Production:
NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
LOOKS Filmproduktionen GmbH, Deutschland

with support of:
Österreichisches Filminstitut
Filmfonds Wien
ORF Film Fernsehabkommen
FISA
Land Niederösterreich
MBB
FFA
ZDF/ARTE
MDM
DFFF
Eurimages
Media
Farbfilm Verleih

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Awards

Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Make Up, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Österreichischer Filmpreis (2018)
Award for the best Feature Film, Filmkunsttage Sachsen-Anhalt (2017)
Award for Best Actress, Les Arcs European Film Festival (2016)

Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival, 2017
San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2017
London BFI Film Festival, 2017
Viennale, 2017
Festa del Cinema di Roma, 2017
Filmfest Hamburg, 2016
Braunschweig International Film Festival, 2016
Filmkunsttage Sachsen-Anhalt, 2017
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2017
Leeds International Film Festival, 2017
Internationales Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, 2016
Heimspiel Filmfest Regensburg, 2016
Talinn Black Nights Filmfestival, 2016
Filmz, Festival des deutschen Kinos, Mainz, 2016
Les Arcs European Film Festival, 2016
Solothurner Filmtage, 2018
Göteborg International Film Festival, 2018
L'Aquila Filmfestival, 2018
a.o.


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