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Angel Face (Gueule d'ange)2018

Angel Face (Gueule d'ange) (2018)




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8-year-old Elli and her mother, Marlène, live in a small town by the French Riviera where they act out to relieve boredom and hide from social services. When Marlène caves in to yet another night of excess, she chooses to leave Elli behind for a man she just met. The young child must confront her mother's demons in order to get her back.


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Critic Reviews for Angel Face (Gueule d'ange)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

If you're going to shoot 80 percent of a film in extreme close-up, strictly training the camera on an actor's face at the expense of everything around her, you better make damn well sure you give us an interesting character to consider.

May 14, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Angel Face lacks shading, pacing and nuance.

May 13, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Filho never explicitly addresses the psychology of either character, staying in observational, in-the-moment mode instead of providing any kind of emotional insight or backstory.

May 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Filho obviously wants to convey the naive outlook an impressionable young girl would have on her own situation, but there's far too much manipulation involved to take her selection of scenes seriously.

May 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Angel Face is a pungent, realistic drama, portrayed with a claustrophobic camera and a constant use of the close-up, which results in a promising debut. [Full Review in Spanish]

November 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The characters are never as interesting as they could be and considering that the film tells its story mostly via close ups, it winds up being disappointing. [Full Review in Spanish]

November 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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