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104 Ratings

Ruby in Paradise

Directed by Victor Nuñez
United States, 1993


A young woman, played by Ashley Judd leaves the Tennessee hills and starts a new life in a small town on the coast of Florida. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival.

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Ruby in Paradise Directed by Victor Nuñez

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1993 | Directors' Fortnight

Sundance Film Festival

1993 | 2 wins including: Dramatic (Grand Jury Prize)

Independent Spirit Awards

1994 | Winner: Best Female Lead

1994 | 5 nominations including: Best Feature

Critics reviews

While his nearly 50-year career has yielded only six theatrical features, writer/director/editor/producer/sometime-cinematographer Victor Nunez, remains a pioneer of true indie, naturalistic filmmaking. . . . Nunez reportedly had to finance the film himself after nearly 10 years of failing to secure funding. That devotion shines through; if only today’s audiences could more easily soak it in.
July 03, 2018

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