300,000 admissions in three weeks. Filmstiftung-backed „Toni Erdmann“ still at the top of the arthouse charts
300,000 cinema-goers have seen the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW-backed comedy „Toni Erdmann“ by Maren Ade after running for only three weeks in the German cinemas. This was reported by NFP marketing & distribution. The film had its German premiere in Essen’s Lichtburg and has been on general release since 14 July. It was at the top of the arthouse charts from the very start despite the summery weather and it looks like it will be able to stay there for a while yet.
“Toni Erdmann” was the first German film for eight years to have its world premiere last May in the competition of Cannes Film Festival and was a popular hit with the audience, critics and the industry alike . The film won the renowned prize of the international film critics association FIPRESCI. Since the world premiere in Cannes, the Cologne-based sales agent The Match Factory has sold the film to almost 100 countries, including all of North and South America, Russia, China or the European kez territories like France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and the UK.
In addition, „Toni Erdmann“ was the opening film of the Filmfest München at the end of June and has been invited to the Toronto International Film Festival where it will be shown in the sidebar of „Special Presentations“. Last but not least, ‚Toni Erdmann‘ is one of eight films which will be considered by an expert jury convened by German Films to decide on the Oscar candidature by 25 August.
„Toni Erdmann“ is a production of Komplizen Film in co-production with coop99Filmproduktion and Missing Link Films. SWR, WDR and ARTE participated in the production as broadcasters. Part of the film was shot in Aachen, and another location was Bucharest. The Film- und Medienstiftung is the main funder, with additional support coming from MBB, FFHSH, FFF, DFFF, FFA, BKM, ÖFI, Filmstandort Austria, MEDIA and Eurimages.