Festival de Cannes

Maren Ade, director of “Toni Erdmann” #Cannes2016

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A comedy about the “conflict of values” of a father and daughter

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Maren Ade, director of the film Toni Erdmann from the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

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Toni Erdmann is a film which, to cite director Maren Ade’s words, deals with a “conflict of values.” The conflict of values between a post-war father and his daughter, whom he things is conducting a career-driven life. Maren Ade also elaborates on the comic tones of her new film, presented in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, since for her, comedy is something that comes from drama; like all good comedy, TonI Erdmann is fundamentally very serious.

TONI ERDMANN: Practical joker Winfried disguises himself as flashy “Toni Erdmann” to get busy Ines’ attention and change her corporate lifestyle. The father-daughter challenge reaches absurd proportions until Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life…

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Maren Ade
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    Toni Erdmann
  • Festival section
    Competition
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