MADEMOISELLE PARADIS
LICHT
2017, 97 min, Austria, Dir: Barbara Albert

Set in 18th-century Vienna, this fresh feminist satire turns its eye on a blind pianist, the largely solipsistic men trying to exploit her talents and the controversial physician, Dr. Franz Mesmer, trying to restore her sight. Anchored by an incredible performance from Maria Dragus (THE WHITE RIBBON) and elegant and subtle direction from Barbara Albert, PARADIS is a prescient and sumptuous film that challenges our ideals of healing and perception at every turn. Winner of five Austrian Film Awards, including Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Production Design.