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Films & Schedules - PARADISE: LOVE


Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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Fri, Feb 15, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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The first installment in Seidl’s Paradise trilogy, Paradise: Love explores the collision of Christian virtues with worldly realities. Leaving her wearying job and troublesome teenage daughter in the care of her sister for a brief vacation, Teresa heads for a “full-service” beach resort in Kenya—a popular sex tourism destination for middle-aged women. The buff young men on the beach in front of the hotel are there to sell trinkets or themselves as need be, but for Teresa, the boundaries of sex, love, and oppression are not so clear. As Seidl explores the perspectives of a woman who, while in power, is not at all sure of what she wants or even if it is for sale, his provocative mix of wincing candor, keen social observation, striking visual storytelling, and dark humor paints a portrait of paradise so near and yet so far. (120 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Dog Days (01), Jesus, You Know (03), Import Export (07)

In German, English, and Swahili with English subtitles.

With the support of the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles.


Interests: Narrative Feature, German Language.

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