Paradise

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Paradise (2016)

Country: Russia, Germany

Duration: 131 min

Genre: historical drama
Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Screenplay: Elena Kiseleva, Andrei Konchalovsky
Producers: Florian Deyle, Andrei Konchalovsky
Cinematographer: Alexander Simonov
Сomposer: Sergey Shustitsky
Editor: Sergey Taraskin, Ekaterina Vescheva
Cast: Julia Vysotskaya, Kristian Klaus , Filipp Dyuke, Victor Sukhorukov

Nomination: Out of Competition, Special screenings

Age limitations: 16+

Plot

Olga, a Russian aristocratic immigrant and member of the French Resistance, is arrested by Nazi police for hiding Jewish children during a surprise raid. As her punishment, she is sent to jail where meets Jules, a French-Nazi collaborator who is assigned to investigate her case. Jules grows fond of Olga and offers to go light on her punishment in exchange for sexual favours. Although Olga agrees, and will do whatever it takes to avoid harsh persecution, her hope for freedom quickly fades when events take an unexpected turn.

Rewards and nominations

  • 73rd Venice International Film Festival, Silver Lion award for Best Director, ITALY, 2016
  • 73rd Venice International Film Festival, Premio Padre Nazareno Taddei SJ, ITALY, 2016
  • 73rd Venice International Film Festival, Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola Award, ITALY, 2016
  • 73rd Venice International Film Festival, Soundtrack Stars Award, ITALY, 2016
  • 73rd Venice International Film Festival, Award Bisato d'Oro to the actress Julia Vysotskaya, ITALY, 2016
  • Vatican, The Robert Bresson Prize to the Director Andrey Konchalovsky, ITALY, 2016
  • Vatican, Rivista del Cinematografo Award to Andrei Konchalovsky, ITALY, 2016
  • 52nd Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF), Founder's Award, USA, 2016
  • 32nd Haifa International Film Festival (HIFF), Cinematic Excellence Award, Israel, 2016
  • 50th Hof International Film Festival, Award for Best Costume Design, GERMANY, 2016
  • 50th Hof International Film Festival, Award for Best Setting, GERMANY, 2016
  • 54th Gijon International Film Festival, Award for Best Actress (Julia Vysotskaya), SPAIN, 2016
  • 54th Gijon International Film Festival, Award for Best Cinematography, SPAIN, 2016
  • 54th Gijon International Film Festival, Yoth Jury Award for Best Feature Film, SPAIN, 2016
  • "Golden Eagle" Award of National Academy of picture arts and science for Best Film, Russia, 2016
  • Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Silver Astor Award for Best Screenplay, AEGENTINA, 2016
  • "Golden Eagle" Award of National Academy of picture arts and science for Best Director, Russia, 2016
  • "Golden Eagle" Award of National Academy of picture arts and science for Best Actress (Julia Vysotskaya), Russia, 2016
  • "White Elephant" national award of film critics and cinematographic press for Best Film, Russia, 2016
  • "White Elephant" national award of film critics and cinematographic press for Best Director, Russia, 2016
  • "White Elephant" national award of film critics and cinematographic press for Best Cinematography, Russia, 2016
  • 18th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, The Schoumann Award for Jewish Cinema
  • 30th NIKA Award (Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Science) for Best Film, Russia, 2016
  • 30th NIKA Award (Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Science) for Best Director, Russia, 2016
  • 30th NIKA Award (Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Science) for Best Actress (Julia Vysotskaya), Russia, 2016

Trailer

Along with

Monologue. Paradise. Andrei Konchalovsky and his protagonists.