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Video: Luis Ortega’s El Angel | 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Video: Luis Ortega’s El Angel | 2018 Cannes Film Festival

A shiny, glossy and slick Argentinian import with the Almodovar bros. as producers, the Un Certain Regard selected El Angel by helmer Luis Ortega flaunts it’s ambiguous and loaded gun unpredictable protagonist as a pretty boy but one ugly personality. Think Natural Born Killers in nature, based on a real-life murderer Lorenzo Ferro makes for an enigmatic center in an overwrought template. We where at the world premiere screening with cast and crew including Luis Ortega, Pedro and Cecilia Roth who plays a matriarch without the faintest idea.


Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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