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Weicholz Global Film Series: Paradise (Ray)

A Year of Women in Film
Event Info
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Location: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Time: 7:00pm
General Admission: $10

Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 7pm, with the film beginning at approximately 7:30pm.

In Russian, German, French and Yiddish with English subtitles

Paradise tells the story of three individuals and the fateful decisions they make, forced by a totality of conviction. Olga is a beautiful Russian aristocratic émigré and member of the French Resistance; Jules is a French-Nazi collaborator who is assigned to investigate her case; and Helmut is a high-ranking, yet naïve German SS officer who once fell madly in love with Olga and meets her again after she is shipped to a concentration camp. As time passes, their notions of paradise are irrevocably changed.

“A somber and ambitious tale of love and loss set during Europe's most hellish mid-century days.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Vysotskaya's Olga is a moving study in resourcefulness, stoic suffering and desperate sacrifice.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Starring: Yuliya Vysotskaya (Olga)
Awards: 2017 Russian Academy Award (Nika) for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress (Vysotskaya)
Russia/Germany; Unrated; Directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy (2016); 130 Minutes

Pre-Film Meal Offerings

Proper, The Local and Lost Province Brewing Company are offering a pared down menu on Tuesdays starting at 5pm/5:30pm with a guarantee that festival patrons can be served promptly and able to depart from the restaurant by 6:30pm.

Restaurant Participants


With special thanks to our generous sponsors for this series, Helene and Stephen Weicholz and our host, Dr. John Pfeifer.