SATURDAY, 3rd MARCH 2018
from 7:00 PM at C4
2016 Germany Austria
Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn
Director: Maren Ade
Drama – 2 hour 42 minutes
Toni Erdmann is a 2016 German-Austrian comedy-drama film directed, written and co-produced by Maren Ade. It stars Peter Simonischek and Sandra Hüller. The film, which premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, was named the best film of 2016 by Sight & Sound and other respected cinema magazines. It won five awards at the 29th European Film Awards: Best Film (a first for a film directed by a woman), Best Director, Best Screenwriter, Best Actor, and Best Actress. It also won the European Parliament LUX Prize. It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards and was considered the strong favourite for the award; it lost to The Salesman.
Plot: Winfried Conradi is a divorced music teacher from Aachen with a passion for bizarre pranks involving several fake personas. Following the death of his beloved dog, he decides to reconnect with his daughter, Ines, who is pursuing a career in business consulting. Ines is currently posted in Bucharest, Romania, where she works on an outsourcing project in the oil industry. She is consumed by her work and seems to have little time for her family, least of all her father.
Find the 2018 Program here.
The club is part of the Federation of Queensland Film Societies and operates under the umbrella of the Mission Beach Community Arts Centre Inc. which is a not-for-profit organisation. Cinema Paradiso is run by volunteers.
Once a month we will bring the cinema to Mission Beach, offering a wide range of films for all tastes, from Hollywood to Bollywood, from mainstream to art house. We have themed months throughout the year.
Films are shown on Saturday evenings at the C4 Theatrette in North Mission Beach next to the . Screening starts at 7 pm, socialising (doors open) from 6.30 pm. We often get together at the Village Green for an after-movie chat.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please let us know what you would like to see on the big screen!
Our committee members are:
Kerry Green — President & Movie Librarian
Gitta Yelds — Treasurer & Advertising (Sound of Music Meets the Beach)
Gemma Flynn — Secretary & Facebook
We are a not-for-profit organisation and operate by membership only. If you wish to see our films, please become a member. Annual, quarterly and short-term memberships are available in advance or at the door on screening nights. Visitors are welcome and can join us for any screening with a small donation to Cinema Paradiso.