THE PARADISE SUITE

By Joost VAN GINKEL

PRPL - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2015

THE PARADISE SUITE is a raw-poetic story wherein six people, living in Amsterdam, seem to have nothing more in common than their far away motherland and the city they now live in. They become connected when in the darkest of times, love and friendship turn out to be the catalyst to twist their fate.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2015
Discovery
Nederlands Film Festival 2015
Forum of Directors
39a Mostra IFF, São Paolo, Brazil 2015
New Filmmakers competition (finalist)
Diaspora Film Festival, Canada 2015
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2015
Main Competition - Best Actor
Chennai Internationla Film Festival 2016
Palm Spring Fest. 2016
Goteborg IFF 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, SWEDEN, BULGARIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, BULGARIAN, RUSSIAN, SERBIAN, SWEDISH, FRENCH, DUTCH, BOSNIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 123 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Joost VAN GINKEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Joost VAN GINKEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Ellen HAVENITH (PRPL), Jeroen BEKER (Bastide Films), Olle WIRENHED (GötaFilm), Kalinovi BROTHERS (KABOAL PICTURES), Jessica ASK (FILM VÄST)
    • Synopsis
    • THE PARADISE SUITE is a story about six people finding each other and, sometimes with just one glance, influencing each other’s lives irreversibly. For the beautiful young Bulgarian Jenya, her journey to Amsterdam turns out to be the opposite of what she hoped for. Her grueling captivity forces the angelic African, Yaya, to fight for her freedom – a dangerous fight in which he loses everything but his beloved faith. TheSerbian war criminalIvica, who has justbecomea father, is painfully confronted with the fact that crimes will never go unpunished. Bosnian Seka has nothing left to live for except her vengeance but as it turns out, it’s that same vengeance that brings love back in her life. And when the Swedish piano-wonder boy, Lukas, runs away from his new temporary home, his father Stig finally realizes that their mutual passion for music is damaging their relationship.
    • Partners & financing
    • The Netherlands Film Fund
      Wild Bunch Benelux
      Swedish Film Institute
      SVT
      Film i Väst
      Eurimages
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2014
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