Director: Maren Ade, Germany / Austria 2016, 155 mins, 15
“Toni Erdmann is its own kind of rebellion, a thrilling act of defiance against the toxicity of doing what is expected.” New York Times
Toni Erdmann doesn’t exist but is one of Winfried’s alter egos and a desperate attempt of a father to connect with his troubled daughter. This is an extraordinary German comedy drama — funny, awkward and touching. A deep exploration of a parent-child relationship in modern times.
"Calling it a bittersweet comedy wouldn’t remotely do justice to the Zen-like equipoise in which Ade and her sensational cast hold its sweetness and bitterness." The Telegraph