Andrei Konchalovsky and Julia Vysotskaya showed Venice “Paradise”


Андрей Кончаловский и Юлия Высоцкая показали Венеции «Рай» Russian film Director and his wife presented at the film festival new picture. Julia played in the film the main role of a female immigrant, caught in a Nazi camp for harboring Jewish children.

      Андрей Кончаловский и Юлия Высоцкая показали Венеции «Рай»

      In the framework of the 73rd Venice film festival, which takes place in Italy from 31 August to 10 September, the premiere of a Russian film “Ray” directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. On the red carpet of the show appeared the Creator of the picture together with his wife Yulia Vysotskaya, who played a major role. Husband and wife smiled and hugged, the audience posing for photographers on background presswalla.

      Julia chose a short dress in shades of grey, which opened her slender legs. Andrei Konchalovsky appeared on the show in a beige jacket and green shoes extravagant. The pair looked very harmoniously and has been attracting increased attention from foreign colleagues.

      The film “Paradise” takes place at the end of the Second world war. The film tells the story trapped in a Nazi camp for harboring Jewish children of Russian emigrant Olga, who lived in Paris, and the French collaborator and SS officer. According to the Director, the film tells about the nature of evil.

      “Evil is going on every day, in any era, and, most importantly, people who do think they are doing good. And all this evil has always been covered with high ideals about democracy, freedom of the person. Therefore, the phrase “have Mercy, Lord, they know not what they do” – eternal,” Konchalovsky said at a press conference.

      “Paradise” was shot on black and white film, and the events tell themselves heroes in three languages – French, Russian and German. However, the audience is clear that they are all dead. Konchalovsky believes that the film will give the audience to feel the horror that was happening in the camps. “The film is not about the physical suffering but the spiritual violence – a violence against the soul, it is difficult to convey. In Dante’s hell, the worst suffering is not physical but spiritual. My goal is to feel the horror that the person is not experiencing, being sure that he’s right. This terrible self-deception pushes good people to do evil in the belief that they do good,” explained the Russian Director.

      We will remind that earlier Andrey Konchalovsky came to Venice two years ago with the painting “White nights postman Alexei Trapezina”. Then the work of renowned filmmaker received the “Silver lion of St. Mark”. According to many, from the tape “Heaven” has all chances to become a winner in one of nominations of the show. Artistic Director of the Venice film festival Alberto Barbera believes the picture Konchalovsky’s brilliant and award-worthy.