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Farewell Paradise

Documentary, 2020, 75 min.

Release date: 19 Maart 2020 (Netherlands). The idyllic life in the Bahamas of a family with four young daughters is cruelly disrupted when mother decides to return to Switzerland. Director Sonja Wyss is the youngest of the daughters, who all returned to Europe with their mother. She reconstructs the events surrounding their departure and everything that subsequently happened through conversations with her parents and sisters and her own memories. A tale unfolds of the struggles of a single mother, a distant father, a judgmental society and the difficulties the girls faced growing up.

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  • NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

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