Angelo (2018)

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In early 18th century an African slave boy is chosen by a European countess to be baptized and educated. Reaching adulthood, Angelo achieves prominence and soon becomes the Viennese court mascot until he decides to secretly marry a white woman.

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

[Schleinzer's] tartly brilliant second feature is awash with slow-building irony, though as with his first, there's precious little mirth in its devastating kicker.

Sep 29, 2018 | Full Review…
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Angelo is the most radical and different formalist proposal of the entire official [film festival] section. [Full review in Spanish]

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

One wonders what a black filmmaker would have made of the same story, unencumbered by the need to make this ultimately obvious point about the way whiteness burns through everyone it touches.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Angelo is a mesmerising portrait of a man of quiet dignity whose very humanity is denied by those around him.

Sep 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Schleinzer evokes levels of toxicity which are both effective and memorable in the final frame of Angelo.

Sep 8, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

There's a cold soullessness in this opulent and scathing take on Angelo Soliman's history - and purposefully so.

Sep 8, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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