November 25, 2012

Paradise: Love (2012)

Paradise: Love (2012)
Directed by: Ulrich Seidl
Country: Austria / others

Summary: A 50-year-old woman makes a vacation trip to Kenya.
Review: New feature-film from Ulrich Seidl is the first part of “Paradise” trilogy (Love, Faith and Hope). Teresa is a 50-year-old Austrian woman searching for love in a paradisiacal place in Kenya. It’s excused to say that local men don’t want anything to do with love but with money, trying to get from tourists whatever they can. Seidl follows the same approach used in his previous film “Import/Export”: bizarre plans, depressing images of nude bodies and evident loneliness, showing a desperate and naive search for love. Realistic and precise, “Paradise: Love” has in the exhaustive repetition of its ideas, its main weakness. In my opinion it should have been shortened for at least 20 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I saw this on MUBI and thought it a powerful film, but I must agree with you that it should've been cut by at least 20 minutes.


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