“Spectacular. A knockout. A generous, hysterically funny but deeply touching father-daughter story.”
-Steve Pond, The Wrap
Introduced by William Donahue, John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C. Professor of the Humanities and Chair, Department of German and Russian Languages and Literature
About the Film
Winfried doesn’t see much of his daughter, Ines, as she pursues her straight-laced career as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. Disguised as his smooth-talking alter ego, “Toni Erdmann,” Winfried barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.
Written and directed by Maren Ade/ 162 minutes / German and English / Rated R.
($4-7) at performingarts.nd.edu or 574-631-2800. A limited number of FREE tickets are available at 211 Brownson Hall.
Sponsored by the Nanovic Film Series: Contemporary European Cinema in partnership with the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Faculty recommended film review (contains spoilers)
Originally published at nanovic.nd.edu.