Angels Are Made of Light (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Angels Are Made of Light (2018)




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Filmed throughout three years, Angels Are Made of Light follows students and teachers at a school in an old neighborhood of Kabul that is slowly rebuilding from past conflicts. Interweaving the modern history of Afghanistan with present-day portraits, the film offers an intimate and nuanced vision of a society living in the shadow of war.


Critic Reviews for Angels Are Made of Light

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Elegant, if a bit too reverent.

September 14, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not always riveting, and it's not always clear, but Angels Are Made of Light manages to find several human beings, and not just by inviting us to admire our own reflections.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Life strives to grow, and flourish, amid catastrophic ruins in "Angels Are Made of Light," James Longley's stirring and gorgeous documentary about young students and teachers trying to maintain hope in Kabul.

September 5, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It shines a compassionate, awe-filled light on a community doing its best to improve itself and educate its young-yet it never loses sight that this endeavor might be a pointless one as political unrest might raze their city.

October 8, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

It provides a needed perspective that provides a broader view outside of the war zone.

September 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

For viewers who adjust to its deliberately slow rhythms, the reward is a vivid portrait of daily life in Kabul and a rich look into childhood from the perspective of children who have every reason to expect the worst.

September 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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