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In PARADISE: Faith Ulrich Seidl explores what it means to carry the cross. For Anna Maria, a single woman in her 50s, paradise lies with Jesus. She devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, carrying from door to door a 15"-high statue of the Wandering Mother of God. One day, when after years of absence her husband, an Egyptian and Muslim, comes home, her life goes off its rails. Hymns and prayers are now joined by fighting. PARADISE: Faith recounts the stations of the cross of a marriage and the longing for love. It is the second segment of Ulrich Seidl's PARADISE Trilogy. At its world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival the film sparked a major scandal because of a scene involving masturbation.