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Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 3: Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise: Love

Originally set up to be one film with “three women, three holidays and three loves“, Ulrich Seidl decided to break them apart with Paradise: Love being launched in Cannes, with Paradise: Faith, Paradise: Hope to follow. Scripted by Seidl and producer Veronika Franz this pits Maria Hofstätter in an unflattering, ugly tourist role against non-professional actors known for hustling foreigners, or as they’re commonly known in this film, Sugar-mommies. Seidl was previously at the fest with 2007’s Import/Export which would probably rank a lot higher than what our critics (almost unanimously) think is a 2 star rating type of film. Click to enlarge!

Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love Cannes Critics' Panel

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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