Toni Erdmann (2016) in cinemas in Liverpool, Manchester and Lancaster

“If you feel there’s no space in your life for a 162-minute German comedy, make room.”

The Daily Telegraph

Director: Maren Ade/ Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller

Winfried (Simonischek) is a divorced retiree who delights in persistent pranks and impersonations that alienate everyone in his German suburb. He is also estranged from his daughter, Ines (Sandra Hüller), a high-ranking management consultant who is as controlled and rigid as her father is impish. Alert to the nuances of social interaction, Ines is a master of the corporate world. When her father pays her a surprise visit, the result is excruciating.

 

“The third feature film by German director Maren Ade is a captivating and moving tale of embarrassment and redemption. Faultlessly performed and funny as hell, it is worthy of each and every accolade heaped upon it.”

Home Cinema

 

Venues and dates:

Liverpool

FACT Picturehouse

https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Picturehouse_At_Fact

 

Manchester

Home Cinema

https://homemcr.org/film/toni-erdmann/

 

Lancaster

Dukes Lancaster

http://dukes-lancaster.org/events/cinema/

(Start: March 3)