• The Strange Case of Angelica

The Strange Case of Angelica

a film by Manuel de Oliveira
2010, 97 minutes


The new film from master filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira, The Strange Case of Angelica is a magical tale of a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams. Late one night, Isaac is summoned by a wealthy family to take the last photograph of a young bride, Angelica, who mysteriously passed away. Arriving at their estate, Isaac is struck by Angelica's beauty. But when he looks through his lens, the young woman appears to come to life. From that moment, Isaac will be haunted by Angelica day and night.


"A magical masterpiece."
—Kevin Thomas, LA Times

"A gift from a filmmaker who, at 101 years old, is nearly as old as cinema itself."
—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"THE BEST FILM OF 2010. A sublimely autumnal comic masterpiece."
—J. Hoberman, Village Voice

"A rapturous, otherworldly romance."
—Keith Uhlich, Time Out NY

"A fable of fantastical love."
—Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"A radiant ghost story and a tale of cinema itself."
—Dennis Lim, Artforum

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Where to watch


Dec 29, 2010 - IFC Center, New York, NY

January 7, 2011 - Roxie, San Francisco, CA
January 26, 2011 - The Ryder, Bloomington, IN

February 4, 2011 - Denver Film Society/Colfax, Denver, CO
February 18, 2011 - Union Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
February 18, 2011 - West End Cinema, Washington, DC

Festivals & Awards

Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection - New York Film Festival
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival


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