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ACFNY SUPPORTED | FILM SCREENING
PANORAMA EUROPE 2019 OPENING NIGHT: MADEMOISELLE PARADIS (LICHT)
FRIDAY, MAY 03 2019, 07:00 PM
Panorama Europe 2019, the eleventh edition of the essential festival of new European cinema, co-presented by Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), includes a wide range of outstanding films by some of the continent’s most exciting emerging directors. The festival, which runs May 3 through 19 with a full slate at MoMI and two encore screenings at Bohemian National Hall, offers New Yorkers an overview of the current European film scene.
The ACFNY is pleased to co-host the opening night of this year's festival, featuring the U.S. premiere of Barbara Albert’s Mademoiselle Paradis, which stars Maria Dragus, one of Europe’s rising stars (known for her roles in The White Ribbon and Graduation), as an accomplished musician who is blind, bristling against the rigid social conventions of eighteenth-century Austria. Dragus will participate in a conversation after the screening; followed by a reception.
Austria/Germany. Dir. Barbara Albert. 2017, 97 mins. DCP. With Maria Dragus, Devid Striesow, Lukas Miko, Katja Kolm.
Vienna, 1777. The blind 18-year-old “Wunderkind” pianist Maria Theresia Paradis lost her eyesight overnight when she was three years old. After countless failed medical experiments, her parents take her to the estate of controversial “miracle doctor” Franz Anton Mesmer, where she joins a group of outlandish patients. She enjoys the liberal household in a Rococo world and tastes freedom for the first time, but begins to notice that as Mesmer’s treatment brings back her eyesight, she is losing her cherished musical virtuosity. www.mademoiselle-paradis.com
ABOUT PANORAMA EUROPE
Panorama Europe is coordinated by Gaelle Duchemin, European Union Delegation to the United Nations in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and the Czech Center New York/Bohemian National Hall. The 2019 Panorama Europe Film Festival presenting partners are the Arts Council Malta in New York, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the Balassi Institute - Hungarian Cultural Center New York, the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Lithuanian Culture Institute, the Consulate General of Portugal, the Consulate General of Slovakia, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Czech Center New York, the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, Dutch Culture USA, the Goethe-Institut New York, Instituto Cervantes, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of Greece in New York and Onassis USA, the Polish Cultural Institute New York, the Romanian Cultural Institute, and Wallonie Bruxelles International (WBI).
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