‘Paradise’ opens with a striking POV sequence through the display of a smartphone - laying the modern foundations of the film. Following the lives of Islamic scholars and students in Iran, ‘Paradise’ provides a social commentary on the impact of social media in society. Exploring how religious groups can wage a ‘digital war’ of conversion. Sparking a trip to Germany where a clash of mind and culture awaits. The story evolving into a compelling, contemporary experience that discusses the image of Islam in the Western world with warmth and humour.


Ali Atshani


Javad Ezzati, Katrina Flus, Masoud Baharloo, Matthias Matz, Mehdi Atyabi, Mehran Rajabi, Mohammad Ali Najafian, Olivia Burkhart, Robert Glatzeder, Saman Saffari