Seidl's Latest Movie Leads to Catholic Protests in La, NY

‘Paradise: Faith’ screenings in Los Angeles and New York draw Catholic protests (photo: Maria Hofstätter in ‘Paradise: Faith’) "Oh boy. People are picketing our box office in protest of Paradise Faith." That’s a tweet by Cinefamily, referring to the Wednesday, August 28, 2013, screening of Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise: Faith at the Silent Movie Theater in West Hollywood. Part two of Seidl’s "Paradise" trilogy — which began with the Cannes Film Festival entry Paradise: Love and ends with Paradise: Hope — Paradise: Faith was co-written by Seidl and Veronika Franz. The stark drama revolves around a Viennese woman (Maria Hofstätter) who happens to be both the wife of a paraplegic Muslim man (Nabil Saleh) and an ardent Catholic, along the lines of the religiously demented Hazel Motes from Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood. Ulrich Seidl: More merciless than Michael Haneke "Mr. Seidl’s eye is even more merciless — some would
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