Film Mademoiselle Paradis

Mademoiselle Paradis, film still © Christian Schulz, NGF/Looks

Sun, 23.09.2018

Christchurch, Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Philip Carter Family Auditorium
49 Worcester Blvd
8013 Christchurch

Austria / Germany 2017 (History, Drama)

Director: Barbara Albert
Producers: Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Martina Haubrich, Gunnar Dedio
Duration: 97 mins
Language: German (with English subtitles)
Rating: M - nudity

Vienna, 1777. The blind 18-year-old “Wunderkind” pianist Maria Theresia Paradis lost her eyesight overnight when she was three years old. After countless failed medical experiments, her parents take her to the estate of controversial “miracle doctor” Franz Anton Mesmer, where she joins a group of outlandish patients. She enjoys the liberal household in a Rococo world and tastes freedom for the first time, but begins to notice that as Mesmer’s treatment brings back her eyesight, she is losing her cherished musical virtuosity.

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