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In late 18th century Vienna, its Rococo style in full bloom, pseudo-science, blind faith, and sex discrimination still remain while a new rationalism is on its way to proliferation. Although PARADIS, a friend of MOZART and a pianist loses her sight at her early age, she gains popularity for her talent playing the harpsichord, which offsets her lost eyesight. With the help of Dr. MESMER’s unique methods of muscle exercises and manipulating magnetic fields of energy, she regains her eyesight to some extent. Her repressive and ostentatious parents, however, are not entirely happy with her regained eyesight as her musical technique seems to lost practice and, accordingly, her fame fades away. This also creates a certain chaos in her mind as she begins to receive an excess of wholly new sensations.
Barbara ALBERTBarbara ALBERT
Barbara ALBERT, born in Vienna, studied directing and screenwriting at the Vienna Film Academy. She has directed short films Swallows of the Night, The Fruit of Thy Womb, Somewhere Else, and Sun Spots. Her features include Northern Skirts, Free Radicals, and Falling, all of which screened at the Festival. Mademoiselle Paradis is her latest film.