TONI ERDMANN

Showing From: Thursday 09 Mar 2017

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Run time: 162 min
Classification: M – Nudity, sex scene, coarse language and drug use
Director: Maren Ade
Country: Germany
Language: German Romanian English. English subtitles
Screening: Thursday 9th March to Sunday 2nd April

Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest.
The geographical change doesn’t help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What’s worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany.
Enter flashy ‘Toni Erdmann’, Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all

Oscar nomination.

“Not only does German humour exist, it might just save your life ”
Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph

*Screening time and dates are subject to change without notice