Raf Reyntjens • Director
In Paradise Trips, Raf Reyntjens recounts the tale of Mario, a bus driver whose daily life consists of driving pensioners towards sunny destinations. On the verge of his retirement, Mario must, begrudgingly, make one final trip...but this one is a little different. He has to drive a group of youths to a festival in Croatia. The trip is hardly smooth sailing; conflicts start arising between these travellers who are seemingly from a different planet to this old conservative bus driver. This colourful road trip could be an opportunity for Mario to open himself up to the world and to rebuild burnt bridges with his son, now considered a stranger to him.