Uptown Theatre Wed, Apr 19, 2017 2:00 PM
The Main 5 Fri, Apr 21, 2017 6:50 PM
The Main 2 Thu, Apr 27, 2017 4:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Oscar Submission
Jewish Interest
Release Year:2016
Runtime:130 min
Festivals & Awards:Silver Lion: Best Director - Venice Film Festival
Best Screenplay - Mar del Plata Film Festival
AISGE Award: Best Actress/Best Cinematography/Youth Jury Award: Best Film - Gij—n International Film
Best Sceenplay - Mar del Plata Film Festival
Print Source:Film Movement
Director:Andrey Konchalovsky
Producer:Florian Deyle
Andrey Korichalovsky
Cinematographer:Aleksandr Simonov
Screenwriter:Elena Kiseleva
Andrey Konchalovsky
Editor:Ekaterina Vesheva
Composer:Sergei Shustitskiy
Principal Cast:Julia Vysotskaya
Christian Clauss
Philippe Duquesne
Peter Kurth
Jakob Diehl
Vera Voronkova
Viktor Sukhorukov
Jean Denis Ršmer
George Lenz
Ramona Kunze-Libnow
Irina Demidkina
Caroline Piette
Anastasiya Serova
Yaroslav Khimchenko
Anna-Mariya Denilenko
Filmography:Runaway Train ('85)
Shy People ('87)
Tango & Cash ('89)
Kurochka Ryaba ('94)
House of Fools ('02)
The Postman's White Nights ('14)


Shipped to a concentration camp, Russian aristocrat (and member of the French Resistance) Olga is forced into a life of sheer hell. To her surprise, she crosses paths with high-ranking German SS officer Helmut, who once fell madly in love with her and still harbors feelings for her. They rekindle their old love affair and embark on a twisted and destructive relationship. Helmut resolves to rescue Olga and offers her an escape that she no longer thought possible. Yet as time passes, and the fate of Nazi defeat looms, Olga’s notion of Paradise is irrevocably changed. Using confessional monologues and excerpts of “found footage”, Paradise is a stunning examination of the depths that people go through to survive. Winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival for Best Director (Andrei Konchalovsky), and Russia’s entry for the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

Director’s Biography

Andrey Konchalovskiy: Born in Moscow, director Andrey Konchalovskiy studied music in his youth, becoming a skilled pianist, before enrolling in the cinema program at VGIK, the major state film school. He has made over two dozen short films, documentaries, television shows, and feature films since 1961, including, most famously in America, the acclaimed Runaway Train, based on a screenplay by Akira Kurosawa.

Sponsored by: