Ulrich Seidl

ParadiesLiebe Glaube Hoffnung

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Ulrich Seidl
ParadiesLiebe Glaube Hoffnung

Contributions by Ulrich Seidl, Reiner Riedler, Wolfgang Thaler, Ed Lachman, text(s) by Elfriede Jelinek, Marina Abramovic, Josef Bierbichler, Christoph Huber, graphic design by Naroska, Berlin

German, English

2013. 176 pp., 78 ills.


27.70 x 31.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3559-9

Still photographs taken on the set Ulrich Seidl’s film trilogy Paradise

Themes such as the body, physicality, sexuality, and desire are at the core of the oeuvre of the Austrian director Ulrich Seidl (*1952 in Vienna). His trilogy of films, Paradise, has been celebrated at international film festivals such as Cannes and Venice, but it has also been the subject of controversial debate. In breathtaking tableaux, Seidl tells a three-part tale of Love, Faith, and Hope, about three women in a family, each on a vacation by herself. One is a sex tourist in Kenya, another is a missionary Catholic on the periphery of Vienna, and the third is a teenager at a diet camp. Three films, three women, three stories of longing. Seidl’s view of the protagonists’ bodies has been compared to Lucian Freud’s perspective of his models. In fact, the minimal visual shots Seidl employs—composed and aestheticized down to the last detail—stand in strong contrast to the intimate scenes. The most memorable stills from the trilogy are presented in large format in this volume.

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Ulrich Seidl

The director, screenplay author, and producer Ulrich Seidl, in an interview with journalist Thomas Hummitzsch, on his new trilogy of films, Liebe, Glaube, Hoffnung (Love, Faith, Hope). More »

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