August 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

Angelo Unclassified 18+

Language: FrenchGerman with English subtitles

View Trailer

An 18th-century African boy, kidnapped into slavery, rises through the ranks of Viennese high society in this powerful, formally stunning work.

Based on true events, the second feature from Markus Schleinzer (Michael, MIFF 2011) tells the story of Angelo Soliman, a young Nigerian boy taken from his homeland and sold to a European countess (Happy as Lazzaro’s Alba Rohrwacher) as a servant for a social experiment. As an adult serving as the Viennese court mascot, Angelo becomes the unlikely toast of high society, before his secret marriage to a white woman is discovered – with tragic consequences.

Drawing from a wide palette of cinematic references, from Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon to Pedro Costa and Lucrecia Martel, Schleinzer builds on his austere formalism to deliver a film that explodes the sinister hypocrisy of the era’s class privilege, while charting Angelo’s strange journey into whiteness and its echoes in today’s culture.

“A genuinely arresting arthouse must-watch … Schleinzer, like his central character, uses silence as a tool and a weapon.” – Screen Daily


Contains high-impact themes

Tickets

5341
Wed 07 Aug 9:15 pm [5341]
Angelo (111 mins)
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium 100% Subtitles
Past event
1651
Tue 13 Aug 6:30 pm [1651]
Angelo (111 mins)
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Alba Rohrwacher, Gerti Drassl, Larisa Faber, Makita Samba, Michael Rotschopf
Director
Markus Schleinzer
Producers
Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Alexander Gleher, Bady Minck, Franz Novotny, Markus Schleinzer
Screenwriters
Alexander Brom, Markus Schleinzer
Cinematographer
Gerald Kerkletz
Editor
Pia Dumont
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Austrian Film Commission

You might like...