Do you suffer from embarrassing parents? Then you’ll empathise with Toni Erdmann, a broad, hilarious arthouse comedy about the relationship between a father and daughter. Peter Simonischek is Winifried, a divorced teacher with a baffling penchant for wacky humour; frequently donning comedy wigs and false teeth. His daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller) – a sleek oil company advisor – is less amused by such jokes; but Winifried suspects she is unhappy and so kindly decides to show up at her offices in a new guise: that of ‘Toni Erdmann’.
German filmmaker Maren Ade’s astonishing film was nominated for an Oscar in the Foreign Language category and hailed as one of the standout films of Cannes 2016.