ANGELO

by Markus Schleinzer
ANGELO - ANGELO

Informations

Nation: Austria

Year: 2018

Length: 110'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Based on true events Angelo tells the story of the African born Angelo Soliman, who was taken by force from his homeland at a very young age in the beginning of the early 18th century and chosen by a European countess to be baptized and educated. Reaching adulthood, Angelo achieves prominence and soon becomes the Viennese court mascot until, on the height of his prestige, he falls in love with a young white maidservant.

Director

Markus Schleinzer

Markus  Schleinzer

Markus Schleinzer (Vienna, Austria, 1971) worked, from 1994 to 2010, as a casting director and was engaged in the production of about seventy feature films, including several films of Jessica Hausner, Ulrich Seidl and Michael Haneke. In 2008, working as a casting director on Haneke’s The White Ribbon, he was given the chance to train the child-actors, to prepare the scenes with them and to work with them on set in front of the camera. Out of this experience he decided to try his own luck as a filmmaker. Michael, his provocative feature film debut as director and scriptwriter premiered in the Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and has been sold to numerous territories and received plenty of nominations and awards at festivals around the globe.
Schleinzer is also working as an actor himself, theatre and film.

Filmography:
Michael (2011), Casanova Variations (2014), Angelo (2018)

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Markus Schleinzer
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Markus Schleinzer, Alexander Brom
fotografia/cinematography
Gerald Kerkletz
montaggio, suono/film editing, sound
Pia Dumont
scenografia/production design
Andreas Sobotka, Martin Reiter
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Makita Samba (Angelo), Alba Rohrwacher (la contessa/countess), Larisa Faber (la moglie di Angelo/Angelo’s wife), Kenny Nzogang (Angelo), Gerti Drassl (la tata/nursemaid)
produttori/producers
Alexander Glehr, Franz Novotny, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Markus Schleinzer
produzione/production
Novotny & Novotny, Filmproduction, Amour Fou Luxembourg

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contatti/contacts
Austrian Film Commission
Anne Laurent
[email protected]
www.afc.at

Director statement

“Angelo for me turns out to be a story about limitation and the desire of ‘the other’ for embourgeoisement and dissolution into mass and standard. A tale about getting tired of being different. A discourse about acceptance and tolerance. As for me the story of the black skin is a mere vehicle. Because being different is in all of us. That is what I want to tell a story about. That is where I find myself.”

Synopsis Learn more

Based on true events Angelo tells the story of the African born Angelo Soliman, who was taken by force from his homeland at a very young age in the beginning of the early 18th century and chosen by a European countess to be baptized and educated. Reaching adulthood, Angelo achieves prominence and soon becomes the Viennese court mascot until, on the height of his prestige, he falls in love with a young white maidservant.

Director All about direction

Markus Schleinzer

Markus  Schleinzer

Markus Schleinzer (Vienna, Austria, 1971) worked, from 1994 to 2010, as a casting director and was engaged in the production of about seventy feature films, including several films of Jessica Hausner, Ulrich Seidl and Michael Haneke. In 2008, working as a casting director on Haneke’s The White Ribbon, he was given the chance to train the child-actors, to prepare the scenes with them and to work with them on set in front of the camera. Out of this experience he decided to try his own luck as a filmmaker. Michael, his provocative feature film debut as director and scriptwriter premiered in the Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and has been sold to numerous territories and received plenty of nominations and awards at festivals around the globe.
Schleinzer is also working as an actor himself, theatre and film.

Filmography:
Michael (2011), Casanova Variations (2014), Angelo (2018)

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Markus Schleinzer
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Markus Schleinzer, Alexander Brom
fotografia/cinematography
Gerald Kerkletz
montaggio, suono/film editing, sound
Pia Dumont
scenografia/production design
Andreas Sobotka, Martin Reiter
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Makita Samba (Angelo), Alba Rohrwacher (la contessa/countess), Larisa Faber (la moglie di Angelo/Angelo’s wife), Kenny Nzogang (Angelo), Gerti Drassl (la tata/nursemaid)
produttori/producers
Alexander Glehr, Franz Novotny, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Markus Schleinzer
produzione/production
Novotny & Novotny, Filmproduction, Amour Fou Luxembourg

**
contatti/contacts
Austrian Film Commission
Anne Laurent
[email protected]
www.afc.at

Director statement Read more

“Angelo for me turns out to be a story about limitation and the desire of ‘the other’ for embourgeoisement and dissolution into mass and standard. A tale about getting tired of being different. A discourse about acceptance and tolerance. As for me the story of the black skin is a mere vehicle. Because being different is in all of us. That is what I want to tell a story about. That is where I find myself.”