MIDNIGHT AT THE PARADISE (WFF2022) – Review by Rachel West

Midnight At The Paradise is an assured drama from first-time feature director Vanessa Matsui who shows real talent in storytelling. With a script written by Bill Robertson, it is no surprise the film has drawn comparisons to Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy for its relationship conversations and to Sarah Polley’s quiet Toronto marriage drama Take This Waltz. Opening up questions of what makes a good marriage and the consequences of impulsive decisions is at the core of the story.

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