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In the early 18th century an African slave boy is chosen by a European Comtesse to be baptised and educated. Reaching adulthood, Angelo achieves prominence and soon becomes the Viennese court mascot, until he decides to secretly marry a white woman.
|Language spoken:||German, French|
|Writer(s):||Markus Schleinzer, Alexander Brom|
|Key cast:||Makita Samba, Alba Rohrwacher, Larisa Faber, Gerti Drassl, Michael Rotschopf|
|Producers:||Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Markus Schleinzer|
September 9, 2018Toronto (Platform Competition)
|Awards (selection):||Best Sounddesign + Best Production Design (Graz/Diagonale), Austrian Film Award: Best Costume Design + Best Makeup + Best Production Design|
«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.
ANGELO vies for Golden Shell at San Sebastián
The San Sebastián festival has unveiled the first titles to enter its 66th main competition: ANGELO, Markus Schleinzer’s eagerly awaited second feature film, will contend for the Concha de Oro 2018 together with Claire Denis, Naomi Kawase, Simon Jaquemet, Kim Jee-Woon ...
World premiere of ANGELO at Toronto Platform
Markus Schleinzer’s highly anticipated second feature film ANGELO is hosted for its world premiere at the Toronto platform competition. African-born Angelo Soliman (1721-96) and the fragments of his biography led the filmmaker into the Vienna of the Enlightenment and an examination of the longing for freedom, home and belonging.
«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.
ANGELO flies over to San Sebastián
After a critically acclaimed world premiere at TIFF, Markus Schleinzer’s ANGELO flies over to San Sebastián to embark immediately on its European premiere within the Golden Shell competition.The first San Sebastián screening of ANGELO is scheduled for Tuesday 25. Indiewire is featuring ANGELO among seven outstanding Toronto entries highly recommended to US distributors.
Zurich Film Festival: Four Austrians in Focus
The Focus Switzerland/Germany/Austria competition hosts the world premiere of Eva Spreitzhofer’s humorous reaction to tendencies to redirect religion into the center of social debates – WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DESERVE THIS? and three more of our 2018 highlights: ANGELO by Markus Schleinzer, L’ANIMALE by Katharina Mückstein and WELCOME TO SODOM by Christian Krönes and Florian Weigensamer.
Variety: «formally stunning and politically seething»
«Schleinzer’s film takes a chillingly but aptly clinical view of a life treated as an amusing human experiment by all but the man living it.»Read more of Variety’s astute review of Markus Schleinzer’s sophomore film ANGELO, released at Toronto and San Sebastián.