Toni Erdmann (15)
Germany/2016/162mins/15/subs. Dir: Maren Ade. With: Oeter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn
Winfried wants to reconnect with his daughter Ines, but she doesn’t appreciate the interruption in her life or his odd sense of humour. So Winifred re–enters as flashy “Toni Erdmann” disguised in a wig and fake teeth, claiming to be a life coach in her company. In all the madness Ines is forced to re–examine her life and her eccentric father. This bittersweet film about family relationships topped Sight and Sound’s Annual poll of the films of 2016.