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MADEMOISELLE PARADIS – (LICHT)

Sunday, November 4, 1:30 PM
Sunday, November 11, 7:25 PM

Director: Barbara Albert
Country: Austria / Germany
Year: 2017
Runtime: 97 minutes
Language: German / French with English subtitles

It is 18th century Vienna—the true story of Maria Theresia von Paradis, a gifted piano player and close friend of Mozart, who lost her eye-sight as a child. Desperate to cure their talented daughter, the Paradis entrust Maria to Dr. Mesmer, a forward-thinking-physician who gives her the care and attention that she requires. With the doctor’s innovative techniques of magnetism, Maria slowly recovers her sight. But this miracle comes at a price, as the woman progressively begins to lose her gift for music. Faced with an excruciating dilemma, Mademoiselle Paradis will have to choose: an ordinary life in the light or an extraordinary life in darkness, as a virtuoso.

Principal Cast: Maria-Victoria Dragus, Devid Striesow, Lukas Miko, Katja Kolm, Maresi Riegner

Writer: Kathrin Resetarits, adapted from the novel “Mesmerized” by Alissa Walser
Producer: Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Martina Haubrich, Gunnar Dedio
Cinematographer: Christine A. Maier
Editor: Niki Mossböck
Music: Lorenz Dangel

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