The aim of the article is to systematise the reflections on the way of portraying women in the work of Ulrich Seidl — with particular emphasis on the Trilogy of Virtues — which consists of films: Paradise: Love, Paradise: Faith and Paradise: Hope. The author will show that the director focuses on the issue of the body and perceives his protagonists through this prism. Thus, for Seidl, body and physicality become an element of narration that connects women of different ages and experiences, much more than the fact that they are related to each other. The body serves the Austrian as a medium for reflection on the problem of social exclusion, one of the causes of which is precisely physicality, which differs from the image of the body approved by contemporary culture. The author demonstrates that the director immortalises the body in the context of what remains isolated in culture in the taboo sphere, and thus remains an element of social and cultural exclusion.
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