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»What's interesting is how people used to project their own views onto this individual while he was alive – and apparently still do – and how these projections reveal contemporary attitudes.«
Markus Schleinzer about ANGELO
«The star that shines so brightly also illuminates the master it serves.»
Markus Schleinzer’s highly anticipated 2nd feature film has premiered at TIFF. Inspired by the fragmentary nature of the mysterious, extraordinary biography of Angelo Soliman he has created an artistic interplay of light and shadow, projecting thought-provoking impulses on identity and freedom into the present day.
«Today he’d be a must-have accessory.»
Markus Schleinzer, Palme d’or contender in 2011 with his directorial debut Michael, has finished shooting his second feature Angelo. A film about Angelo Soliman (1721–1796), who, abducted from Africa as a small boy, made his way into Viennese society. An enigmatic biography that inspired the filmmaker to shed some light on the idea of home and identity from a historical point of view.