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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2011: Ulrich Seidl’s Paradies

The Dog Days (Hundstage) (2001) and Import/Export (2007) director has got not one, but two films (docu Im Keller is the other) set for a release in 2011, and in “Paradies” we have not one, but three parallel stories (Sugar Mama, Migrant Mother of God, Lolita) that will most likely carry Seidl’s bluntly real, awkwardly yummy in your face type of social situations. Sign me up for this Euro item.

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#76. Paradies

Director: Ulrich Seidl
Writer(s): Seidl and Veronika Franz
Producers: Ulrich Seidl
Distributor: Rights Available.

The Gist: Paradise tells three stories – about three women, three holidays and three loves. The first woman travels to Kenya as a sex tourist. Out of love of Jesus the second woman tries to bring Catholicism back to the Austrian people. And the third, youngest woman loses her innocence in a weight loss camp.….(more)

Cast: Maria Hofstätter, Margarete Tiesel, Inge Maux, Peter Kazungu, Carlos Mkutano and Gabriel Mwarua

List Worthy Reasons…The Dog Days (Hundstage) (2001) and Import/Export (2007) director has got not one, but two films (docu Im Keller is the other) set for a release in 2011, and in “Paradies” we have not one, but three parallel stories (Sugar Mama, Migrant Mother of God, Lolita) that will most likely carry Seidl’s bluntly real, awkwardly yummy in your face type of social situations. Sign me up for this Euro item. 

Release Date/Status?: Cannes 2011.

 
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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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