This movie, set in the 19th and 20th Century, follows the life of the german artist Paula Modersohn-Becker. It especially focuses on her most productive years in Worpswede (Germany) and Paris (France). One central topic is the discrimination of women in the world of art, while the story also follows Moderson-Beckers relationships with other artists and poets of her time, friends and family.
Carla Juri plays the famous german painter, Paula, who is living in the late 18th century where women painters - to say it the least - are unheard of.
Strong-willed Paula has to go her own way and overcome many obstacles to pursue her dream of becoming a famous painter. Soon not only her friendships (among others with the famous poet Rainer Maria Rilke) and marrige are at stake - her very own personal freedom soon seems to be too.
I saw Carla Juri for the first time in the wird and bizar movie, Wetlands (2013). Already then it was clear to me that she had an unique talent for acting. In paula her talent truely unfolds, and Carla Juri dilevers a performance of and international accting star.
German movies was reborn with the brilliant "Downfall" (2004) soon to be followed by "The lifes of the others" (2006). Since then a number of great german movies was made and Paula more than confirms Germanys position when it comes to make movies in the top of the international leauge.
As you soon will come to see for yourself Paula is not only yet antother great German movie - Paula is "a true masterpiece"
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