Winifried, a divorced retired piano-teacher and persistent prankster, decides to leave the comforts of his German suburbs to spring a surprise visit on his estranged career-driven daughter Inès, who lives in Bucharest. She is far from pleased with this intrusion into her life,
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
23rd May 2017 at 8:00 pm
particularly when her father extends his trip and enlists the assistance of his alter ego Toni Erdmann, in an attempt to help the emotionally disconnected Inès rediscover happiness and real meaning in her life again.
What follows is not just a hilarious exploration of a father-daughter relationship; award-winning director Maren Ade also delivers a story that is warm, surprising and deeply human, with exceptional performances from leads Peter Simonischek and Sandra Hüller making this a must-see.
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