Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

PARADISE (Ray)

 

Year: 2016
Country: RUSSIA, GERMANY
Run Time: 132 minutes

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PARADISE
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Paradise lies in the eye of the beholder. For three distinct people living the dark realities of WWII, their own definition of paradise is uncovered when their lives intersect. Olga, a Russian woman working with the French Resistance, is arrested for harboring Jewish children from Nazi soldiers. Jules, an employee of the Paris police department, holds Olga’s fate in his hands and promises her release in exchange for a piece of her dignity. In a quick turn of events, Olga’s sentence instead leads her to a concentration camp. As she endures long hours of hard labor and starvation in the barracks below, Helmut, the pure-blooded German nobleman in line to be Hitler’s successor, proudly settles into his rank in the office above. When Helmut recognizes Olga from life before the war, his heart softens and he vows to help her escape to a new life. In Andrei Konchalovsky’s PARADISE, will these souls ultimately be rewarded for their sacrifices or punished for their sins? (In Russian, German, French, and Yiddish with subtitles) —A.B.

PARADISE was selected as Russia's entry for Best Foreign Language Film for this year's Academy Awards®.

PARADISE (Ray)

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 6:40 PM

Sidebar
JEWISH AND ISRAELI VISIONS

Competition
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Film Competition

Director
Andrei Konchalovsky

Producer
Olesya Gidrat

Screenwriting
Andrei Konchalovsky, Elena Kiseleva

Cinematography
Alexander Simonov

Editing
Ekaterina Vesheva, Sergei Taraskin

Principal Cast
Julia Vysotskaya, Philippe Duquesne, Isabelle Habiague

Director Bio
Andrei Konchalovsky was born in Moscow, USSR and studied film at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow.

Select Filmography
"Runaway Train" (1985), "Shy People" (1987), "Tango & Cash" (1989), "House of Fools" (2002)-27th CIFF, "Gloss" (2007), "The Nutcracker in 3D" (2010), PARADISE (2016)

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