2016 Venice Film Festival

  • Interviews

In Andrei Konchalovsky’s ‘Paradise’, A Stern Warning From The Past

Andrei Konchalovsky's РАЙ (Paradise) - winner of Venice’s Silver Lion for Best Director and  Russia’s submission in the foreign language film category of the Academy Awards - is, according to its director, writer and producer, a stern warning: ”History is full of great tragedies, most of which remain in our minds as ancient misdeeds that couldn’t possibly be replicated in the present day”, he says. “What has happened is a warning.