Searching for Paradise
Searching for Paradise, DVD cover
Directed byMyra Paci
Written byMyra Paci
StarringSusan May Pratt
Chris Noth
Jeremy Davies
CinematographyTeodoro Maniaci
Distributed bySundance Channel
Release date
December 31, 2001
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUS

Searching for Paradise is a 2001 film, written and directed by Myra Paci. It was Paci's first feature film.[1]

Searching for Paradise is the story of Gilda Mattei, a girl overcome with grief over the death of her father. In trying to cope with her depression and uncertainty about her purpose in life, she embarks on a journey in which she endeavors to meet her favorite actor, Michael DeSantis, for whom she has developed an obsession.

Cast

Awards and festivals

Susan May Pratt won the award for best actress at the Milan Film Festival,[2] and Teodoro Maniaci received the Hamptons International Film Festival cinematography award for the film.[3][4]

The film was the opening attraction at the 2002 Boston Film Festival.[5] It was also shown at the Austin Film Festival to critical acclaim,[1] and was screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival,[6] the Philadelphia Film Festival,[7] the Rhode Island International Film Festival,[8] and the San Diego Film Festival.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b Baumgarten, Marjorie (October 18, 2002). "It's a Wrap". The Austin Chronicle. Archived from the original on December 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Searching for Paradise". Myra Paci. Archived from the original on December 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Teodoro Maniaci". Internet Encyclopaedia of Cinematographers. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Kiss The Bride, Cinemania win top prizes at Hamptons Fest". Screen International. October 22, 2002. Archived from the original on December 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "'Paradise' will open Boston film fest". Variety. August 25, 2002. Archived from the original on December 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Ryan, Tim (November 1, 2002). "Symphonic cinema vérité". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Archived from the original on December 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Philadelphia Events: April 2003". PhiladelphiaLiving. Archived from the original on December 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "RIIFF 2003 Film Schedule & Calendar". Rhode Island International Film Festival. Archived from the original on December 3, 2018.
  9. ^ Muskewitz, Greg (October 17, 2003). "Amateur Hour: The 2003 San Diego Film Festival". EFilmCritic.com. Archived from the original on December 3, 2018.