UKIFF

‘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.

Directors:

Ali Atshani

Stars:

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