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<i>El Extraño Caso de Angélica (The Strange Case of Angelica).</i> 2010. Portugal/Spain/France/Brazil. Written and directed by Manoel de Oliveira
  • The Strange Case of Angelica

    2010. Portugal/Spain/France/Brazil. Manoel de Oliveira. 97 min.

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • The Strange Case of Angelica

    2010. Portugal/Spain/France/Brazil. Written and directed by Manoel de Oliveira. With Ricardo Trepa, Pilar Lopez de Ayala, Leonor Silveira. 
Late one night Isaac, a photographer, is commissioned to take the last photo of a beautiful young woman who has just died and is laid out in her sumptuous wedding gown. And so begins an exceedingly strange love story. Set in the present—though the production design flirts with period touches—the film is fraught with heightened spiritual and Catholic overtones and the narrative occasionally interrupted by extended conversations on engineering, the nature of science, economic collapse, and climate change. Impossible love has been a recurring theme throughout Oliveira's 80-plus-year filmography—including at least one film per year since 1990—and this story represents a particularly satisfying apotheosis. In Portuguese; English Subtitles. 97 min.

In the Film exhibition Iberoamérican Images

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