Paradise Hills

A group of young women must band together to escape from a seemingly idyllic island that holds a sinister secret.
November 2019
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Paradise Hills

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Director: Alice Waddington

Starring: Emma Roberts, Awkwafina, Danielle Macdonald, Eiza González


2019, Spain, USA, 95 minutes, Digital, NR

Language: English

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Program Notes

On an isolated island, Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up to find herself at Paradise Hills, a facility where high-class families send their daughters to become perfect versions of themselves. The facility is run by the mysterious Duchess (Milla Jovovich) where calibrated treatments including etiquette classes, vocal lessons, beauty treatments, gymnastics and restricted diets, resolve all physical and emotional shortcomings within two months. The outspoken Uma finds solace and friendship in other Paradise Hills residents — Chloe (Danielle McDonald), Yu (Awkwafina) and Mexican popstar Amarna (Eiza Gonzalez). Uma soon realizes that lurking behind all this beauty is a sinister secret. It’s a race against the clock as Uma and her friends try to escape Paradise Hills before it consumes them all.

Critics' Praise

“A stunningly gorgeous sight for the eyes, reflecting a refreshing color palette seldom seen in the YA dystopian film genre.”
– Sarah Musnicky, Nightmarish Conjurings

“For a feature film directorial debut, Alice Waddington comes out swinging, demolishing the chains of patriarchy along the way.”
– Douglas Davidson, Elements of Madness

“Bizarre and often delightful.”
– Adi Robertson, The Verge

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