Madmoiselle Paradis

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 29th March | 6:30 PM
The Stein Auditorium

(Austria / Germany/German /2017/97 mins)

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.

    • Cast : Lukas Miko, Katja Kolm, Marsi Riegner, Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Stefanie Reinsperger; Christoph Luser, Susanne Wuest
    • Screenplay : Katrin Resetaris
    • Cinematography: Christina A. Maier
    • Sound: Dietmar Zuson
    • Music: Lorenz Dangel
    • Awards: Austrian Film Award – Best Supporting Actress, Cinematography,Costume Design, Make Up,Production Design| Les Arcs European Film Festival – Best Actress
    • Awards: Toronto International Film Festival 2017 | International Film Festival San Sebastian 2017 | Viennale International Film Festival 2017 | London Film Festival 2017
    • Suitable for 18 years and above.

Entry Free: Passes available at the Programmes desk from March 1st for Habitat Film Club members only. Open to all from March 6th at the venue and online at


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