The Film Documentary ‘Paradiso’, entirely filmed in Derry, has been announced as Official Selection at Chagrin International Documentary Festival in Ohio, USA.
‘Paradiso’ has won 15 international awards and accolades since its release, with the most recent being at the Kenya Screen festival in Nairobi.
It has been screened around the world in nearly 30 Festivals including Mexico, Germany, Usa, South Africa and Indi and Bangladesh.
‘Paradiso’ is directed by Italian director Alessandro Negrini, and produced by Irish producer Margo Harkin, Besom Productions and commissioned by BBC. The director of photography is Odd-Geir Sæther, whose credits include David Lynch’s ‘Inland Empire’.
‘Paradiso’ is a colourful, melancholic and ironic musical journey depicting Derry’s Fountain estate and the attempt of local musician Roy Arbuckle to challenge, through music and dance, one of the worst legacies of the so-called ‘Troubles’ - Fear.