The Paradise Suite at TIFF

The Swedish actors Erik Adelöw and Magnus Kepper features in The Paradise Suite, a film that world premieres on September 13,15 and 20. The lives of six people from very different backgrounds intersect in Dutch director Joost van Ginkel's stunning second feature. By turns harrowing and hopeful, The Paradise Suite is a group portrait of strivers, survivors, and those who seek to balance the scales of justice in whatever small way they can.

A spirited young Bulgarian woman (Anjela Nedyalkova) travels to the Netherlands with dreams of a modelling career, only to find herself working Amsterdam's red-light district against her will. An African illegal migrant worker (Issaka Sawadogo) is forced to accept a reprehensible job just to keep himself and a neighbouring family from losing their modest lodgings. A Swedish boy (Erik Adelöw) is mercilessly teased at school, while at home he is overwhelmed by pressure from his conductor father (Magnus Krepper) to become a piano virtuoso. A Serbian war criminal (Boris Isakovic) believes he has started a new life in Amsterdam, complete with a new baby and a thriving business, but there are those in his vicinity who have not forgotten his malefactions of old — including Seka (Jasna Djuricic), a Bosnian woman so single-mindedly focussed on revenge that she will not allow love into her life.

Sunday September 13, 9:15 PM at the Scotiabank Theatre

Tuesday September 15, 3:45 PM at the AGO

Sunday September 20, 9:15 at the Scotiabank Theatre

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