Licht / Mademoiselle Paradis will premiere in Toronto!
Historic drama „Licht“ / „Mademoiselle Paradis“ will celebrate it’s world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival then travel on to San Sebastian!
Das nach einer wahren Begebenheit erzählte Drama LICHT (Regie: Barbara Albert) wird seine Weltpremiere in Toronto feiern und dann im Wettbewerb von San Sebastian zu sehen sein!
Vienna, 1777. Maria Theresia („Resi“) Paradis, 18 years old, is blind, and a pianist of remarkable talent. Resi lost her eyesight literally overnight when she was three. After countless failed medical experiments, her overprotective parents seek out a controversial „miracle doctor“, Franz Anton Mesmer, as their last hope for a cure. For Dr. Mesmer, the chance to successfully treat the young girl could lead to fame and fortune. Resi moves into the estate of the doctor and his wife, where in the company of other patients she tastes personal freedom for the first time. And Mesmer’s treatments seem to have almost immediate success. However, Resi soon notices that as her sight is beginning to return, her musical virtuosity is declining. She becomes aware that being part of society as a seeing person comes at too high a price if it can mean the loss of her inner world of music. (by filminstitut.at)
Directed by Barbara Albert
Cast: Maria Dragus (Maria Theresia Paradis), Devid Striesow (Franz Anton Mesmer), Lukas Miko (Resis Vater), Katja Kolm (Resis Mutter), Susanne Wuest (Ossine), Stefanie Reinsperger, Maresi Riegner and many others….