Paradise: Hope

Program Running Time 90 min.

Films in Program

(Paradies: Hoffnung)
Directed By: Ulrich Seidl
(France, Austria, Germany, 2013, 90 mins, DCP)

As befits its title, the conclusion of Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy is far more upbeat than the others. His story of chubby 13-year-old Melanie (Melanie Lenz), sent to weight-loss camp, still makes acerbic fun of the bourgeois, but his treatment of Melanie and her campmates is positively tender and affectionate.