“The Paradise Suite” Year: 2015 Runtime: 123min Genre: Mosaic Drama
The Paradise Suite is a story about six people finding each other and, sometimes with just one glance, influencing each other’s lives irreversibly. For the beautiful young Bulgarian Jenya, her journey to Amsterdam turns out to be the opposite of what she hoped for. Her grueling captivity forces the angelic African, Yaya, to fight for her freedom – a dangerous fight in which he loses everything but his beloved faith. The Serbian war criminal Ivica, who has just become a father, is painfully confronted with the fact that crimes will never go unpunished. Bosnian Seka has nothing left to live for except her vengeance but as it turns out, it’s that same vengeance that brings love back in her life. And when the Swedish piano-wonder boy, Lukas, runs away from his new temporary home, his father Stig finally realizes that their mutual passion for music is damaging their relationship.
Selected for Toronto International Film Festival 2015 (Discovery Section), Dutch Film Festival 2015, 39th São Paulo International Film Festival 2015 (New Filmmakers Competition), the 19th Talinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia. The paradise Suite was also the Dutch entry for the 2016 Academy Awards. And has received 3 ‘Golden Kalfs’ at the Dutch Academy Awards.
Best Screenplay – Joost van Ginkel
Best Actor – Issaka Sawadogo
Best Feature Film – PRPL & Bastide Films