In PARADIES: Glaube Ulrich Seidl explores what it means to bear the cross. For Annamaria, an X-ray technician, paradise lies with Jesus. She devotes her vacation to missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue. On her daily pilgrimage through Vienna, she goes from door to door, carrying a foot-high statue of the Virgin Mary. One day, after years of absence, her husband, an Egyptian Muslim confi ned to a wheelchair, comes home. Hymns and prayers are now joined by fi ghting. PARADIES: Glaube recounts the stations of the cross of a marriage and the longing for love. PARADIES: Glaube is the second fi lm in Ulrich Seidl’s “PARADIES-Trilogy.” PARADIES: Liebe, the first part, is about Annamaria’s sister Teresa, for whom paradise is to be found in more earthly love in Kenya.