Paradise (2016)
First screened in October 2016
Director: Andrei Konchalovsky. Cast: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Peter Kurth, Filipp Dyuken, Kristian Klauß, Viktor Sukhorukov, Philippe Duquesne, Jean Denis Römer, George Lenz, Jakob Diehl, Ramona Kunze-Libnow, Irina Demidkina, Karolina Pett, Vera Voronkova, Anna-Mariya Danilenko, Yaroslav Khimchenko, Anastasiya Serova. Screenplay: Andrei Konchalovsky and Elena Kiseleva.

Twitter Capsule: Retains a noble austerity despite some showy directorial conceits. A few generic turns and figures. Vysotskaya very good.

VOR:   This genre is notoriously hard to do something new with. Paradise makes a welcome if partial go of it, but isn't quite a standout.



Photo © 2016 Production Center of Andrei Konchalovsky/DRIFE Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B


Awards:
Venice Film Festival: Best Director
Chicago International Film Festival: Founder's Award

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