Mademoiselle Paradis

A film by Barbara Albert

2017 Austria, Germany - Historical Drama


18th century Vienna. The true story of Maria Theresia von Paradis, a gifted piano player and close friend of Mozart, who lost her eye-sight as a child. Desperate to cure their talented daughter, the Paradis entrust Maria to Dr. Mesmer, a forward-thinking-physician who gives her the care and attention that she requires. With the doctor’s innovative techniques of magnetism, Maria slowly recovers her sight. But this miracle comes at a price as the woman progressively starts to lose her gift for music. Faced with a heavy dilemma, Mademoiselle Paradis will have to choose: an ordinary life in the light or an extraordinary life in darkness, as a virtuoso.

  • cast

    • Maria-Victoria Dragus (Maria Theresa von Paradis)
    • Devid Striesow (Franz Anton Mesmer)
    • Luka Miko (Joseph Anton Paradis)
    • Katja Kolm (Maria Rosalina Paradis)
  • crew +

    • Producers
    • Michael Kitzberger
    • Wolfgang Widerhofer
    • Nikolaus Geyrhalter
    • Markus Glaser
    • Martina Haubrich
    • Gunnar Dedio
    • Screenwriter
    • Kathrin Resetarits
    • Novel by
    • Alissa Walser ("Mesmerizing")
    • DoP
    • Christine A. Maier
    • Prod. Designer
    • Katharina Wöppermann

awards & nominations

  • 2017 TIFF Platform Competition
  • 2017 San Sebastian Official Competition
  • 2017 London BFI Film Festival

screenings in festivals & markets