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Love to Paradise

Malta/Australia 2017. Dir: Julian Galea. 80 min. DCP

A tour of the Mediterranean archipelago of Malta ignites passion between an American backpacker and a local artist in the sun-kissed debut feature of Julian Galea, an Australian writer-director of Maltese heritage. Starring Myko Olivier (Glee) and Marysia S. Peres (Assassin’s Creed), this steamy two-hander doubles as a lover letter to the director’s motherland — a “postcard for the destination,” Galea admits — with the country’s medieval villages, megalithic temples, and turquoise lagoons as stunning as the film’s scantily-clad leads. (It also boasts some of the final footage of the world-famous Azure Window before its natural collapse earlier this year.) Named best film at the Malta International Film Festival.