23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

Toni Erdmann

29/9/2016, 20:00, Ideal

How generous, hilarious and surprising can the story of a prank-loving father trying to rebuild his failing relationship with his estranged and workaholic daughter be? In Maren Ade’s subversive hands, a seemingly simple relationship story becomes a rare cinematic gift that not only rightfully deserved this year’s Palme d’Or, but will also be hard to beat as the best film of 2016.

How generous, hilarious and surprising can the story of a prank-loving father trying to rebuild his failing relationship with his estranged and workaholic daughter be? In Maren Ade’s subversive hands, a seemingly simple relationship story becomes a rare cinematic gift that not only rightfully deserved this year’s Palme d’Or, but will also be hard to beat as the best film of 2016.

Director: Maren Ade
Screenwriter: Maren Ade
DoP: Patrick Orth
Music: Patrick Veigel
Editor: Heike Parplies
Principal Cast: Sandra Huller, Peter Simonischek, Thomas Loibl, Michael Wittenborn, Vlad Ivano

Germany | 2016 | Color | DCP | 162' | German