Paradise (5′, 2016)
In a paradisiac land, an elderly woman rediscovers her sexual appetite.
An elderly woman is bored with the same idyllic landscape from her summerhouse when an attractive man passes by on the beach. As he waves back to her, she is moved. After having her sexual appetite awaken, she will invite him to taste the forbidden fruit.
BEHIND THE SCENES
After contacting some actresses, Merete Hegner was the one who bravely accepted to play the leading role. She appreciated the fact that the film approaches the subject of sexuality and age without guilt. The latin-lover was played by the non-actor Alberto Alvin Isax, who remarks that stories like that happen every day in Cuba, but rarely in Denmark. More details about the process can be found in behind-the-scenes recordings and interviews (available soon).
SEXUALITY AND BEYOND
Paradise is part of a trilogy of short films on sexuality (Bliss-Femme-Paradise). Although the three were made under the same concept and production process, each film deals with the main topic in a singular thematic and stylistic approach, thus standing on its own.