Festival de Cannes day 3 – Paradies:Liebe (Paradise:Love)

Today the first movie in competition in Cannes is Paradies:Liebe (Paradise:Love), by Ulrich Seidl. (Austria, Germany, France)

The Plot:

On Kenya’s beaches they are known as “sugar mamas”: European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian woman, travels to this vacation paradise. “PARADISE: Love” tells of older women and young men, of Europe and Africa, and of the exploited, who end up exploiting others. Ulrich Seidl’s film is the first in his PARADISE-Trilogy about three women, three vacations and three stories of the longing to find happiness today.

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