THE ANGEL

By Margreth Olin

FACTS

Title: THE ANGEL
Original title: ENGELEN
Director: Margreth Olin
Producers: Thomas Robsahm
Cast: Maria Bonnevie, Gunilla Röör, Antti Rein
Genre: Drama
Duration: 97 min
Language: NORWEGIAN
Country of origin: Norway
Production Company: Speranza Film
Scriptwriter: Margreth Olin
Cinematographer: Kim Hiorthøy
Production year: 2009
Editor: Helge Billing

Lea grows up in a home characterized by lack of protection. From being a cheerful, curious little girl, Lea changes dramatically when her mother Madeleine returns to her ex-boyfriend Ole. The death dance between the two adults harms the child growing up between them. Dope enables Lea to stand everyday life with her family. Then Lea gives birth to her daughter Sonja. She wishes to break with her family and start a new life. She wants to take care of her child and give her the protection she herself never got. But Lea soon realizes that she lacks the ability to do so. Consequently, she has to make an impossible decision.

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Festival overview

Nordic Film Market 2010
Awards: Dragon Award - Audience's Choice
2010-01-29

Göteborg Int. Filmfestival
Awards: Audience Award
2010-01-25

Black Nights Festival
2009-12-04

Copenhagen PIX
2010-04-15

International Women's Film Festival Brazil
2010-06-07

Jeonju Int. FF
2010-04-10

Kuopio Film Festival
2010-09-23

Los Angeles Scandinavian FF ASFLA
2010-01-12

Melbourne film Festival
2010-07-22

Palm Springs Int. FF
2010-01-03

Seoul Women's Film Festival
2010-04-08

Tallinn Tarta, Black Nights FF
2010-11-28

Toronto Film Festival
2009-09-10