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The Strange Case of Angelica
O estranho caso de Angélica - Manoel de Oliveira
- Fiction

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Portugal/Espagne/France/Brésil - 2010 - 1 h 32 mn - Réalisation : Manoel de Oliveira - Scénario : Manoel de Oliveira - Image : Sabine Lancelin - Montage : Valérie Loiseleux - Son : Henri Maikoff - Interprétation : Pilar López de Ayala, Ricardo Trêpa, Filipe Vargas -



Diagonal Samedi 30 octobre 2010, 18 h 00




Isaac is a young photographer living in a boarding house in Régua. In the middle of the night, he receives an urgent call from a wealthy family to come and take the last photograph of their daughter, Angelica, who died just a few days after her wedding. Arriving at the house of mourning, Isaac gets his first glimpse of Angelica and is overwhelmed by her beauty. As soon as he looks at her through the lens of his camera, the young woman appears to come back to life just for him. Isaac instantly falls in love with her.


 
 
Manoel de Oliveira

Born in 1908 and in Porto (Portugal). He was an actor in the first sound film made entirely in Portugal in 1933. He was awarded the Jury's Special Golden Lion in Venice in 1985. Selected filmography: Douro, travail fluvial (1929) ; Aniki-Bobo (1942) ; La Chasse (1963) ; Acte du printemps (1963) ; Le Passé et le présent (1971) ; Benilde ou la Vierge Marie (1975) ; Amour de perdition (1978) ; Francisca (1981) ; Le Soulier de satin (1985) ; Mon cas (1986) ; Les Cannibales (1988) ; Non ou la vaine gloire de commander (1990) ; La Divine comédie (1991) ; Le Jour du désespoir (1992) ; Val Abraham (1993) ; La Cassette (1994) ; Le Couvent (1995) ; Party (1996) ; Voyage au début du monde (1997) ; Inquiétude (1998) ; La Lettre (1999). Puis, dans les années 2000, il réalise notamment Je rentre à la maison (2001), Le Principe de l'incertitude (2002), Le Miroir magique (2005), Belle toujours (2006), Singularités d'une jeune fille blonde (2009), L'Étrange Affaire Angélica (2010), Gebo et l'ombre (2011). The Old Man of Belem (2014) is his last film. He died on april 2nd 2015, at the age 106.

 
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