Blood Paradise, by Patrick von Barkenberg
The unpredictable debut feature by Patrick von Barkenberg (who also appears as Robin’s boyfriend) is bathed in dreamy atmospherics and streaked with offbeat humor. Film Society of Lincoln Center
Original title: Blood Paradise
Running time: 84 min.
Director: Patrick von Barkenberg
Screenwriters: Andréa Winter, Patrick von Barkenberg
Cinematography: Thomas Rist
Editor: Matteo Marchisano-Adamo
Music: Andréa Winter
Sound: Jerker Häggström
Cast: Andréa Winter, Patrick von Barkenberg, Christer Cavallius, Martina Novak, Frankie Batista, Jakob Brunnström Hedström, Lars Brunnström, Linda Dahlin
Production Co.: Von Barkenberg Productions
Synopsis: Robin Richards, infamous bestselling author of the BLOOD PARADISE series is suffering from a major writer’s block due to scathing reviews and bad press. Her bossy agent convinces her to travel to a remote farm in Northern Sweden to get inspiration for her next book. Upon arrival she is picked up by obsessive Gypsy Cab Driver Hans “Bubi” who confesses that he’s her biggest fan. On the farm she meets a mix of bizarre characters, like farmer Rolf, whose wife’s recent death is shrouded in mystery, his hostile lumberjack son and mute sister, who all seem to be hiding a secret inside the barn.