Angelo 2018 Ages 18+

8.30PM Tue 8 Oct 2019 (1hr 50mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

A visually stunning and passionate cry against classism and colonialism, Angelo tells the true-life rise and fall of Angelo Soliman on the stage of 18th-century European aristocracy.

Kidnapped from Nigeria and enslaved as a child, Angelo is selected to be groomed in the way of Viennese high society and prized for his ability to amuse through music and theatre. But beneath the nobility’s ostensible benevolence lies a deep-seated racism and objectification, revealed when Angelo dares to transgress their boundaries.

CREDITS

110 MINUTES, AUSTRIA, LUXEMBOURG, FRENCH AND GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR: MARKUS SCHLEINZER / SCRIPTWRITERS: ALEXANDER BROM, MARKUS SCHLEINZER / CAST: ALBA ROHRWACHER, MAKITA SAMBA, GERTI DRASSL / RIGHTS: PLAYTIME / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP