AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
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