HIC & Leeds Intl Film Festival: EL ANGEL
January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:10 pm£5 – £7
Hull Independent Cinema & Leeds Int’l Film Festival presents: EL ANGEL
Luis Ortega | 2018 | Argentina/Spain | 115 min | Unrated – 18+ only | Spanish with English subtitles
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From producer Pedro Almodóvar, comes a fictionalised portrait of Carlos Robledo Puch, the Argentinian serial killer who the press dubbed ‘The Angel of Death’ because of his cherubic appearance. The young man with the golden curls and the deadly aim was arrested in 1972, having just turned 20.
Co-produced by Pedro Almodóvar, this stylish crime caper is based on the early years of Argentina’s most infamous serial killer, Carlos Robledo Puch, dubbed by the press as ‘The Angel of Death’ for his angelic good looks. Lorenzo Ferro gives a hypnotic performance as the teenage sociopath with movie star swagger and a penchant for stealing. After meeting delinquent Ramon, the pair embarks on a crime spree propelled by raging hormones and a palpable sexual tension, vividly brought to life by a colourful 1970’s aesthetic and a tongue-in-cheek disco soundtrack.
Starring Lorenzo Ferro, Chino Darín, Daniel Fanego
Awards & Reviews
Winner, Best Actor – Fenix Film Awards
Cannes Film Festival, San Sebastian Intl Film Festival, CPH:PIX, Leeds Intl Film Festival Official Selections
“A nonchalant, sexy “Goodfellas”; a “Bonnie & Clyde” featuring two young men in a love story of sorts, one that defies categorization or labels, and is entirely driven by the taboo thrills of criminality.” – Los Angeles Times
“Ortega has a real eye for flashy, chaotic set pieces and a real ear for excellent Latin rock needle drops on the film’s killer Scorsese-inspired soundtrack.” – Entertainment Weekly
EL ANGEL is unrated – 18+ only will be allowed in the theatre.
Leeds International Film Festival
LIFF is a portal for audiences to discover the real world of film that exists beyond regular film exhibition. LIFF primarily supports outstanding new talent and established talent that has not received deserved exposure in the UK. LIFF considers narrative, documentary and animated films, in feature-length and short formats, and in multiple genres and from all countries.
Founded in 1987 Leeds International Film Festival is renowned as a dynamic event with a reputation for challenging and innovative programming. In 2018, LIFF presented a huge variety of exceptional films at over 300 screenings and events at 30 venues over 15 days.
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.
7:30pm: Programme starts
9:10pm: Programme ends
The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.
Tickets terms and conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
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