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.
ANGEL FACE (2018) COMING SOON to theatres
Gueule d'ange (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 48min | Drama
Santa Barbara International Film Fest
SBIFF Riviera Theatre, Santa Barbara
8:20 PM - Metro 4 Theatre - Auditorium 2
5:40 PM - Metro 4 Theatre - Auditorium 3
1:20 PM - Fiesta 5 Theatre - Auditorium 4
Coming to theatres in New York
Coming to theatres in Los Angeles
"No stranger to challenging roles, in her latest film Marion Cotillard plays a rudderless single mother running away from her responsibilities. She tells Lanie Goodman how she tackled the elusive character..."
"I think she’s the classic pattern of a woman who thinks she doesn’t deserve the love that others have for her: she throws away her loving relationships,” Marion Cotillard said. “She doesn’t realize in her thirst for self-fulfillment, freedom, and the profound wish to achieve something for herself, she’s abandoning a child who isn’t old enough to grow, develop, and conduct herself on her own."
"Following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard competition, the Marion Cotillard-starring Angel Face, which marked the feature directorial debut for French director Vaness Filho (Love Punch) was just picked up for North American distribution by Cinema Libre Studio."
"This film was born out of a visceral need to express the want of love, feelings of insecurity and emotional dependence. I wanted to show female characters in all their complexity: their strengths and their cracks, their resilience, the times when they fall, that burning moment before they act and during the act itself."
Director Vanessa Fihlo, Festival de Cannes
"Cotillard, looking like one of the most glamorous white-trash fantasy figures in the history of the movies, has a hypnotic quality that will make you follow her character whatever she says or does."
MARION COTILLARD - MARLÈNE
AYLINE AKSOY-ETAIX - ELLI
ALBAN LENOIR - JULIO
AMÉLIE DAURE - CHIARA
STÉPHANE RIDEAU - JEAN
Screenwriter VANESSA FILHO
Adaptation and dialogues VANESSA FILHO
Producers CAROLE LAMBERT
Director of Photography GUILLAUME SCHIFFMAN AFC
Editor SOPHIE REINE
Original Music AUDREY ISMAËL
Set Designer NICOLAS MIGOT
Costume Designer ARIANE DAURAT
Sound XAVIER DREYFUSS
Sound Editing OLIVIER WALCZAK
Mix DOMINIQUE GABORIEAU
Casting BÉNÉDICTE GUIHO
Location Managers ARNAUD FOELLER
Post-production Manager LAURENCE VIDOT
Production Manager SAMUEL AMAR ADP
Coproducers STÉPHANE CÉLÉRIER
LY NHA KY
Associate Producer ANTOINE LAFON
In co-production with WINDY PRODUCTION
VAN VUONG GROUP
MY UNITY PRODUCTION
With the participation of CENTRE NATIONAL DU CINÉMA ET DE L’IMAGE ANIMÉE
With the support of RÉGION PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR
DÉPARTEMENT DES ALPES MARITIMES
In partnership with CNC
In association with MANON 8
A PLUS IMAGE 8
French Distributor MARS FILMS
US & Canada Distribution CINEMA LIBRE STUDIOS
World Sales PLAYTIME
Cinema Libre Studio is a leader in the production and distribution of award-winning, independent non-fiction narratives, social issue, & documentary films.