Reviews

The lightest and best part of Ulrich Seidl's trilogy about three women chasing elusive rewards, the film concludes this often distancing enterprise on an uncharacteristically compassionate note. David Rooney, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Seidl is concerned with what is truly productive about modern obsessions. Fritz Göttler, Süddeutsche Zeitung

"Paradise: Hope" is the most surprising and airiest part of the trilogy - you could even say, the most atypical of Seidl. And in a certain way also the liveliest and warmest. Alexandra Seibel, Kurier

"Paradise: Hope" is, despite all its weirdness, a razor-sharp phase shift study of the deep insecurity that those who allow themselves to fall in love subject themselves to. A razor-sharp study of falling in love. Barbara Wurm, taz A tender tragedy. Elmar Krekeler, Die Welt

Seidl's cinema is wise, though not in the pedagogical sense, but rather because it is composed of lived lives. The authenticity that Seidl finds in the faces, bodies and emotions of non-professional actors like Melanie Lenz or the astonishing Verena Lehbauer (casting director: Eva Roth), cannot be reproduced, let alone acted. Markus Keuschnigg, Die Presse

The young actors develop a surprising naturalness before the camera and allow us to look deep into their psyche. Martin Schwarz, Tagesspiegel

Ulrich Seidl's most tender film, a shimmering summer tale that protects and embraces those it depicts. Christina Bylow, Frankfurter Rundschau

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