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Margarethe Tiesel

Cannes 2012: Margarethe Tiesel Up for Best Actress: "I Am Not Proud"

Karin Badt | Posted 07.21.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The buzz at Cannes is that Margarethe Tiesel, the lead in Ulrich Siedl's Paradise: Love, may take the Best Actress award for her exuberant performance as the dumpy woman who comes to Kenya to pick up beach boys.

Cannes 2012: Ulrich Seidl's Love and Beach Boys as Sex Toys for Older Women

Karin Badt | Posted 07.21.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

What makes this film hard to watch is that we know it is true. The sex tourism of European women in Africa is growing, and the neediness of the women and the exploitation of the boys strikes us as very real.