• MAY 03
    Paradise: Hope


    • Other
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    MAY 03, 2013

    Event Location

    Walker Art Center

    United States


    Directed by Ulrich Seidl Part of Paradise Trilogy (Paradies Trilogie)

    Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise Trilogy ends on a tender note, with large doses of adolescent curiosity and awkwardness. Thirteen-year-old Melanie, Teresa’s daughter (first introduced in Paradise: Love), is sent to a diet camp while her mother vacations in Kenya. There she immediately bonds with her stigmatized young friends through frank sex talks, games of spin the bottle, and a furtive jaunt to a nightclub. The dramatic punch comes as the teen develops an infatuation with the camp’s handsome, 50-something doctor. Both the naïve girl and the mature man find themselves fighting their respective vulnerabilities and temptations in a reverse of the Lolita story. 2013, DCP, in German with English subtitles, 91 minutes.

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