France - Portugal - Brazil

95min - 35 mm - 1.66 - Color - Drama

Original language : Portuguese



Ricardo Trêpa
Pilar López de Ayala
Leonor Silveira
Luís Miguel
Ana Maria Magalhães
Adelaide Teixeira



Director: Manoel de Oliveira

Producer : François d'Artemarre
Co-producers: Maria João Mayer / Luis Miñaro / Renata de Almeida & Léon Cakoff
Co-production Company : LES FILMS DE L'APRES MIDI / FILMES DO TEJO II / EDDIE SAETA /Mostra Internacional de Cinema Sao Paulo

Screenplay : Manoel de Oliveira
Director of photography : Sabine Lancelin
Sound : Henri Maikoff
Editing : Valérie Loiseleux
Costumes : Adelaide Trêpa
Set : Christian Marti & José Pedro Penha

Festivals & Awards

2010 :
Cannes IFF - Official Selection - Un Certain Regard - Opening Film
Karlovy Vary IFF
Era New Horizons IFF
Melbourne IFF
Wellington IFF
Arsenals IFF
New York IFF
Toronto IFF - Masters
Vancouver IFF
Panorama of European Cinema in Athens
Haifa IFF
Hamburg IFF
Festival Nouveau Cinema Montréal
Mumbai IFF
Taipei Golden Horse IFF
Filmmuseum Munich
Oslo IFF
Tallinn Black Nights IFF


2011 :
Rotterdam IFF
Cartagena IFF
Vilnius IFF
Kino pavasaris
Hong Kong IFF
Istanbul IFF
Jeonju IFF
Beijing IFF
9th Anniversary Cinematheque
Seoul Art Cinema Film Festival


O Estranho Caso de Angelica

a film by :Manoel de Oliveira

Isaac is a young photographer living in a boarding house in Régua. In the middle of the night, he receives an urgent call from a wealthy family to come and take the last photograph of their daughter, Angelica, who died just a few days after her wedding. Arriving at the house of mourning, Isaac gets his first glimpse of Angelica and is overwhelmed by her beauty. As soon as he looks at her through the lens of his camera, the young woman appears to come back to life just for him. Isaac instantly falls in love with her. From that moment on, Angélica will haunt him night and day, until exhaustion.

French Synopsis :

Une nuit, Isaac, jeune photographe et locataire de la pension de Dona Rosa à Régua, est appelé d’urgence par une riche famille afin de faire le dernier portrait de leur fille Angelica, une jeune femme morte juste après son mariage. Dans la maison en deuil, Isaac découvre Angelica et reste sidéré par sa beauté. Lorsqu’il porte à son œil l’objectif de son appareil photo, la jeune femme semble reprendre vie, pour lui seul. Isaac tombe instantanément amoureux d’elle. Dès lors, Angelica le hantera nuit et jour, jusqu’à l’épuisement.


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