Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

El Ángel

2018, Luis Ortega, Argentina/Spain, 118 min.

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Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 11th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 11th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 12th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Jan 13th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Jan 14th 7:45pm
  • Wed, Jan 16th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Jan 17th 6:00pm
First Chicago run!

“Hypnotic…Ortega has a real eye for flashy, chaotic set pieces and a real ear for excellent Latin rock.”--Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

“An achingly cool period sensibility, and a stunning debut performance by 19-year-old Lorenzo Ferro.”--Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

Remorseless murder, ambiguous sexuality, and the disarming power of male beauty make
for a recipe for mayhem in this amoral yet picaresque tale produced by Pedro Almodóvar,
and based on the real-life story of Carlos Robledo Puch, a legendary serial killer known
as “the Death Angel,” who terrorized Argentina in the Sixties. Carlitos (Ferro), a wild-
child teen with a mop of golden curls and the heavy-lidded gaze of a born seducer, teams
up with working-class dandy Ramón (Darín) during a stint in reform school. Ramón’s
low-life dad provides the natural habitat for launching heists of drugs, jewelry, guns, and
more, but the daring of their angelic new accomplice leaves them bringing up the rear on
the runaway train that is Carlitos. Director Ortega splashes the film with outsized
sensuality, homoerotic attraction, and a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility, as sexuality and the taste
for transgression merge in one reckless and irresistible package. In Spanish with English
subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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