For Anna Maria, paradise lies with Jesus, and she devotes her time to door-to-door missionary work. One day after years of absence, her husband, an Egyptian Muslim confined to a wheelchair, comes home—and soon prayers are replaced by fighting…
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This film feels like punishment and I mean that in a good way. It seems that if we fuck we're miserable and if we don't fuck we're miserable! This poor women had someone who tried to love her right in front of her and her denial in favor of fanaticism lead to both of them being miserable! This may not pack the same punch as Love but it certainly feels bleaker. Fascinating portrayal of pathetic people. Bring on Hope!
Critiquing religious fundamentalism maybe easy/banal/tiring but through Seidl's lens, he was able to grotesque the subject in new territory and I don't think religion is the only thing that's nuts in this movie, its our world we live in! With detachment we witness the trails of human interaction and the dark/sad comedy of it all. This is the type of movie to laugh hysterically in the dark with.
Blasphemy. Heresy. Masochism. Sadism. Torture porn. Fanaticism. One of the most compelling horror films of the year. The masturbation scene with the crucifix makes The Exorcism look tame in comparison. I am a believer.
A much stronger film than Paradise: Love. It was clever to bring in Nabil. For me, the film gained a new dimension because of Nabil as it not only explored a woman's deep faith in God (or even her passionate love for Jesus (?)). It contrasted two religions and their struggle for the same territory; home.
Como em DOG DAYS e no mais recente LOVE, FAITH é um retrato intimo e pornográfico, apoiado na pele e na carne de suas atrizes, sempre disponíveis e uteis em seus ambientes (im)perturbáveis e (im)pessoais. Virtuoso pelo voyeurismo, que se ama ou se odeia, Seidl ferve nosso olhar e persevera em sua busca pelo formal e social, sem deixar de acompanhar essa vileza com perversidade (ou polêmica).