CONTRA COSTA PREMIERE! Compelling with striking cinematography and remarkable performances, Paradise follows three people whose paths cross during a time of war: Olga, a Russian aristocratic emigrant and member of the French Resistance; Jules, a French collaborator; and Helmut, a high-ranking German SS officer. Paradise was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival, where it also won the Silver Lion for Best Director. This drama was also selected as Russia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. The film unfolds to its breathtaking, not-to-be-missed conclusion. Viewer discretion advised: Adult themes.
Underwritten by Jo-Ann & Arnold Jacobson, M.D.; Martha Ann & Sandy Wishnev.