Three features about three women from one family make up the remarkable Paradise Trilogy, a triptych of award-winning European arthouse dramas from the celebrated (if controversial) Austrian director Ulrich Seidl (Import/Export). To celebrate the DVD release of this critically acclaimed series, we have THREE copies of Seidl’s beautifully packaged Paradise Trilogy box set to give away to a our world cinema-loving army of readers, courtesy of our friends at esteemed independent UK distributor Soda Pictures. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

The first in the trio, Paradise: Love centres on a middle-aged woman, Teresa (Margarete Tiesel), who travels to Kenya on a sex-tourism journey. Her trip has one goal: carnal satisfaction. Paradise: Faith follows devout Catholic Anna Maria (Maria Hofstätter) and her draconian spiritual journey, which is interrupted when her estranged Muslim husband Nabil (Nabil Saleh) arrives. The final instalment, Paradise: Hope, turns the lens on Teresa’s overweight daughter Melanie (Melanie Lenz), who is sent to a weight-loss camp while her mother is in Kenya.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise Trilogy on DVD, just answer the following simple question:

Which fellow Austrian director won the 2013 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film?

a) Michael Haneke
b) Karl Markovics
c) Markus Schleinzer

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Paradise Trilogy’), answer and postal address.*

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Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise Trilogy is released on DVD from Monday 30 September, courtesy of Soda Pictures.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 3 October, 2013.

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