Paradise: Love, is the second odd film that I have seen at the E Street Cinema in the past week (the first was Springbreakers, which baffled me at the time, but I rather enjoyed it in retrospect). This Austrian film (much of its dialogue is in German) set in Kenya is part of a trilogy directed by Ulrich Seidl. It has no connection to DC other than that it is being screened as part of the DC International Film Festival.
While the protagonist of the film (I can’t remember her name and I don’t think it really matters) is excited to see camels on the beach, monkeys on her balcony, crocodiles, and to play various immature games in water and on sand, the real lure of Kenya’s coast (supposedly Mombasa) is the array of attractive young men available for companionship. Reader beware, the following gets explicit. Continue reading