• APR 30
    Paradise: Love


    • Other
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    APR 30, 2013

    Event Location

    Walker Art Center

    United States


    Introduced by director Ulrich Seidl Part of Paradise Trilogy (Paradies Trilogie)

    “Teresa … is an astonishingly real character, and [the] performance, brought out by Seidl’s part-scripted, part-improvisational process, is a small miracle.” —Indiewire

    In this discordant film, middle-aged Teresa heads to a resort in Kenya for relaxation and sun, but soon finds herself encouraged to sample the sexual pleasures offered by young men roaming the beaches. Initially reluctant, she eventually falls for the charms of sweet-talking Munga, pledging to him her mind, body, and wallet. The mutual exploitation, power dynamics, and issues of class, race, and gender strike unnerving chords, but Steidl also examines the emotions driving this search for love: loneliness and desperation. 2012; DCP; in German, English, and Swahili with English subtitles; 120 minutes.

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