Director: Maren Ade
Cast: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn
162min | German with English Subtitles (2016)
In Ade’s outlandish and outstanding third feature, eccentric music teacher, father and practical-joker Winfried Conradi joins his corporate-ladder climbing daughter Ines in Bucharest following his dog’s passing. In an effort to rekindle family bonds, he infiltrates the multinational firm she works for, disguised as the life coach Toni Erdmann.
Toni Erdmann was Germany’s submission for the 2017 Oscars for Best Foreign
Language Film, and until the very end, a highly touted winner. Among its numerous and prestigious nominations and awards are nominations for the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs (2017), the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes 2016, the German Film Critics Association Awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Edit and several International Cinephile Society Awards.(Courtesy of Ster Kinekor)