Angel Face (Gueule d'ange)2018
Angel Face (Gueule d'ange) (2018)
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Critic Reviews for Angel Face (Gueule d'ange)
If you're going to shoot 80 percent of a film in extreme close-up, strictly training the camera on an actor's face at the expense of everything around her, you better make damn well sure you give us an interesting character to consider.
Filho never explicitly addresses the psychology of either character, staying in observational, in-the-moment mode instead of providing any kind of emotional insight or backstory.
Filho obviously wants to convey the naive outlook an impressionable young girl would have on her own situation, but there's far too much manipulation involved to take her selection of scenes seriously.
Angel Face manages to frame an unstable relationship in a way that allows each suffering party to face their own vices, instead of only showing their mutual combustion.
With a really splendid composition of the always elegant and contained Marion Cotillard in the role of a tacky, excessive, clumsy and uncontrolled mother, the film ends in a pseudo-ironic catharsis that she did not deserve... [Full review in Spanish]
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