Current & Upcoming Films
THE STRANGE CASE OF ANGELICA
Director Manoel de Oliveira and the Roxie Theater share the same birth year, and at 101 are nearly as old as film itself! We are delighted to present the new film from master centenarian 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. One night, Isaac is summoned by a wealthy family to take the last photograph of a young bride, Angelica, who has mysteriously passed away. Arriving at their estate, Isaac is overwhelmed by Angelica’s beauty. But when he looks through his camera lens, something strange happens – the young woman appears to come to life. From that moment on, Isaac will be haunted by Angelica day and night.
The Strange Case of Angelica was the Opening Night selection of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard program, and an official selection of the 2010 Toronto and New York Film Festivals. Dir. Manoel de Oliveira, 95 min, Portugal, 2010. In Portuguese with English subtitles.