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A film by Manoel de Oliveira

2010 / Portugal / 95 min / NR
1.85:1 / Portuguese DTS-HD 5.1 / English subtitles


    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.

    Special Features

    · Douro, Faina Fluvial (Labor on the Douro River) (1931, 20 minutes),
       the first film from Manoel de Oliveira, presented in new 2K restoration
    · Audio Commentary by film critic and curator James Quandt
    · Oliveira L’Architecte (1992, 63 minutes), a documentary by Paulo Rocha
    · Absoluto (2010, 35 minutes), a conversation with Manoel de Oliveira
       during the filming of The Strange Case of Angelica
    · Theatrical Trailer
    · Booklet featuring "Late Oliveira," an essay by Haden Guest, Director of the Harvard Film Archive

    Film Reviews

    "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