On Kenya’s picturesque beaches, they are known as ”sugar mamas“: white tourists, often of a certain age, who have come in search of comfort in the arms of young men who sell their charms in order to survive. Teresa, an overweight Austrian in her fifties with a teenage daughter at home, is one of these visitors for whom questions of morality do not stifle desire. Together with the women she meets on her trip, Teresa prowls the beach, searching for a way to fill the void in her heart. Ever the provocateur, Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl (Dog Days, Import/Export) takes on the delicate topics of sex tourism, racism and poverty and isn’t afraid to use graphic images, ruthless honesty and biting irony to tell his story. The first of a planned “paradise” trilogy on female sexuality (Faith and Hope will follow), Paradise: Love is a film whose brutality is rendered even more effective by its unri- valled propensity for pushing boundaries. Margarethe Tiesel delivers a bold and breathtaking performance as Teresa, a woman as vile as she is sympathetic, and as monstrous as she is hopelessly lost.