Mademoiselle Paradis Reviews

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September 26, 2017
The engrossing result feels entirely modern, despite more spectacular, candy-colored ruffles than you can shake a bustle at.
September 12, 2017
An inquisitive, curious and gorgeously accoutered period piece about science, the senses and the position of women in Mozart-era Austria.
September 11, 2017
Director Barbara Albert fashions a remarkable image of blindness and healing, of cruelty and of compassion.
August 22, 2018
Dragus' performance is exquisite as she embodies the blind musician, creating a thought-provoking situation of the price we place on our senses and abilities.
July 19, 2018
Mademoiselle Paradis can feel a bit slight in terms of drama. But with such visual strength and assured aesthetic sensibility, it hardly matters.
November 17, 2017
Barbara Albert's Mademoiselle Paradis is a subtle and intelligent film about the historical crisis of female subjectivity and the various men who attempt to control that emerging identity.
October 13, 2017
At 97 minutes the movie is a brisk eccentric historical curio (based on a true story!). But oh how it lingers.
September 28, 2017
Albert places a cruel world onscreen despite its opulent finery. All this pettiness and vindictiveness occurs before [Resi's] eyes yet she sees nothing.
September 14, 2017
"Mademoiselle Paradis" is the fifth film from director Barbara Albert, and for both she and star Maria Dragus, it is a stunning success.
September 11, 2017
An exquisitely crafted period drama telling the true story of blind musician Maria Theresia von Paradis and pioneering physician Dr Franz Mesmer.