#screensparks: maren ade’s ‘toni erdmann’ wins best foreign language film at palm springs film fest

Toni Erdmann from Maren Ade was named the top foreign language film at the 28th annual Palm Springs Film Festival over the weekend.

The German comedy-drama was acclaimed by the Palm Springs jury of international film critics (FIPRESCI) “for its originality, human complexity and unique tonal orchestration that seems natural and uncalculated. It is also an observant look at corporate culture carried by two wonderful performances.” Ade won the FIPRESCI prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival as well as major awards at the European Film Award and Brussels International Film Festival, to name a couple.