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2012 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise

Gist: Details are a bit unclear as to whether this will be a 130-minute film with three chapters, or three separate films forming a trilogy, but either way, it’s got to be close to done by now. The project focuses on three women from one family; one travels to Kenya as a sex tourist, one spends time at a weight-loss camp, and the other tries to propagate Catholicism. With production plodding on and on (we predicted it as a ‘sure thing’ for last year’s Cannes), there is a chance that it has sprawled out into quite the ambitious beast.

Prediction: If it’s a 130-minute feature, chances are high for a Competition berth, though UCR is a strong possibility as well. If it is in fact three feature-length films, they could be lumped together to make a long, three-part marathon in an Out of Competition slot (ala Carlos).

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Blake Williams is an avant-garde filmmaker born in Houston, currently living and working in Toronto. He recently entered the PhD program at University of Toronto's Cinema Studies Institute, and has screened his video work at TIFF (2011 & '12), Tribeca (2013), Images Festival (2012), Jihlava (2012), and the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. Blake has contributed to's coverage for film festivals such as Cannes, TIFF, and Hot Docs. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (Rosetta), Haneke (Code Unknown), Hsiao-Hsien (Flight of the Red Balloon), Kar-wai (Happy Together), Kiarostami (Where is the Friend's Home?), Lynch (INLAND EMPIRE), Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs), Van Sant (Last Days), Von Trier (The Idiots)

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