PARADISE Arrives in Theaters This October from Film Movement

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Andrei Konchalovsky's Paradise, Russia's shortlisted submission for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, opens theatrically on October 6 in New York at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. The movie will also play additional select U.S. markets including Los Angeles (10/13), Miami (10/20) and Portland (10/20).

89th Academy Awards, Official Russian Submission - Shortlisted, Best Foreign Language Film
2016 Venice Film Festival - Silver Lion for Best Director
2016 Venice Film Festival - Nominated for Golden Lion - Best Film
2016 Chicago International Film Festival - Best Feature
2016 Gijon International Film Festival - Awards for Best Actress, Best Director of Photography
2017 SF Jewish Film Festival - San Francisco Film Critics Prize for Best Film

Film Synopsis

Olga (Julia Vysotskaya) is a beautiful Russian countess and member of the French Resistance; Jules (Philippe Duquesne) is a French-Nazi collaborator who is assigned to investigate her case; and Helmut (Christian Clauss) is a handsome, high-ranking, yet naïve German SS officer who once fell madly in love with Olga and meets her again when she is shipped to a concentration camp. While they recount their stories, the film drifts between the bloody end of World War II and the gilded, halcyon days when their destinies first crossed. Victim, bystander, or monster - director Andrei Konchalovsky collapses these identities, offering a new perspective on the Holocaust. Shot in stunning black and white, the film depicts the morally complex choices that one must make during dark times in search of PARADISE -- a look at the past and its lessons for the present.

The latest film by the renowned Russian director Konchalovsky (SHY PEOPLE, RUNAWAY TRAIN, TANGO & CASH, THE POSTMAN'S WHITE NIGHTS), PARADISE premiered at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival, where he won the Silver Lion for Best Director and where the film was nominated for a Golden Lion for Best Film. From there, it won awards at the Chicago, Gijon and San Francisco Jewish Film Festivals, in addition to being Russia's official submission to the 89th Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film; it was shortlisted.

Theatrical Dates

10/6: Lincoln Plaza Cinemas - NYC
10/13: Laemmle Royal - LA
10/13: Laemmle Town Center - Encino, CA
10/20: Tower Theater - Miami, FL
10/20: Living Room - Boca Raton, FL
10/20: Living Room - Portland, OR
10/27: The Screen - Santa Fe, NM

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky (The Postman's White Nights,
Shy People, Tango & Cash, Runaway Train)
Cast: Julia Vysotskaya (House of Fools, Max, Nutcracker 3D),
Philippe Duquesne (Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life), Christian Clauss
RT: 132 minutes
Language: In Russian, German, French, Yiddish with English Subtitles
Genre: Drama

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