“As great as you've heard, and probably even greater.” - David Jenkins, Little White Lies
“A thing of rare beauty.” - Karen Han, CutPrintFilm
Sunday, June 18 & Saturday, June 24 | In Ade’s critically acclaimed film, Ines’s father Winfried is equal parts impossibly charming and impossible, a practical joker to her serious personality. In an attempt to get closer to his buttoned-up daughter, Winfried spontaneously visits her on the job in Bucharest, donning fake personas, including that of “Toni Erdmann,” showing up at her work and social engagements, and throwing Ines’s controlled—but unhappy—life off balance. Ade crafts a poignant story of father and daughter with a clear thesis statement: don’t take yourself too seriously.
Awards & Nominations
Nominee - Best International Film, Academy Awards
Winner - FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes
Nominee - Palme d’Or, Cannes
Winner - Best European Actress (Sandra Hüller), Best European Actor (Peter Simonischek), Best Director, Best Screenwriter, Best Film, European Film Awards
Daddy Issues: Paternal relationships—from the challenging to the cherished—have been consistent fodder for the big screen. In the ten films of our Daddy Issues series—timed perfectly for you to celebrate (or denounce) Father’s Day—we take a closer look at the foundational father figure in film. From the heroic to the delinquent, from the absent to the affable, the fathers of Daddy Issues have raised us, onscreen and off. View full series.