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Nov 122018
 

Mademoiselle Paradis

A film by Barbara Albert

Set in 18th century Vienna, this is the true story of Maria Paradis, a gifted piano player and friend of Mozart, who lost her eyesight as a child.

Desperate to cure their talented daughter, her parents entrust Maria to the famous Dr. Franz Mesmer, whose theory about animal magnetism had attracted a wide following. Using the doctor’s controversial technique, Maria recovers her sight.

But this miracle comes at a price as Maria progressively starts to lose her gift for music. She will have to choose: an ordinary life in the light or an extraordinary life in darkness, as a virtuoso.

“An inquisitive, curious and gorgeously accoutered period piece about

science, the senses and the position of women in Mozart-era Austria.”

-The Hollywood Reporter

“Sensual, sensitive historical drama. A fresh, inquisitive portrait…

the engrossing result feels entirely modern.”

-Variety

“An exquisitely crafted period drama. A superb performance
from Maria Dragus pulls Maria from the pages of history.”
-Screen Daily “A stunning success…told with passion and grace.
Maria Dragus is simply extraordinary.”
-The Playlist

“Director Barbara Albert fashions a remarkable image of
blindness and healing, of cruelty and of compassion.”
-The Globe & Mail

“A subtle and intelligent film about the historical crisis of female subjectivity
and the various men who attempt to control that emerging identity.”

-CinemaScope Magazine

On iTunes November 27 | On DVD December 11

DVD MSRP: $24.95
Catalog #: FRF 917728D
UPC: 7-20229-91772-8
Run Time – 97 minutes
Language – German & French with English subtitles
Year – 2017

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