Tuesday, August 28, 2018

NEW PERIOD SET MOVIES OPENING AT TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL: 18TH CENTURY 'ANGELO' ON AN AFRICAN SLAVE BOY AT VIENNESE COURT AND 'MADEMOISELLE DE JONCQUIERES' COSTUME DRAMA WITH CECILE DE FRANCE, EDOUARD BAER, ALICE ISAAZ

   1ST 'ANGELO' PHOTOS
FROM NEW MARKUS SCHLEINZER PERIOD SET MOVIE DRAMA
Angelo premieres at Toronto Film Festival
Toronto Film Festival is just around the corner, so we're period set and international today, people, starting with the first photos from German and French language historical drama ANGELO set in early 18th century when an African slave boy is chosen by a European Comtesse to be baptized and educated. Reaching adulthood, Angelo achieves prominence and becomes the Viennese court mascot until he decides to secretly marry a white woman. Being close to the emperor he decides to marry Magdalena, a young maidservant, with whom he falls in love. Doing so, Angelo inevitably suffers from the rejection from the
Five different actors play Angelo throughout the movie!
court. On the height of his prestige, he has to realize, that his otherness will never be erased. He will never know a normal life, and he will always remain
Alba Rohrwacher plays the Comtesse
an outsider. Based on true events, Angelo is the story of an African who is Europeanised by force. At the beginning of the 18th century, as a child, he is
Angelo is a coproduction between Austria and Luxembourg
taken from his homeland and, after being sold, given the eponymous name through the sacrament of baptism. The film is inspired by the few surviving records of the life of the Viennese court moor Angelo Soliman.

   MADEMOISELLE DE JONCQUIERES
 FIRST TRAILER AND POSTER!
The movie hits French cinemas September 12th
This one will open next week at Toronto Film Festival before it hits cinemas in France. MADEMOI SELLE DE JONCQ UIERES sees Cecile de France playing madam of the Pommeraye, a young widow removed from the world, who assigns to the court of the marquis of Arcis (Edouard Baer) who is notoriously licentious . After a few years of a happiness without flaw, she discovers that the Marquis is tired of their union. Madly in Love and terribly injured, she decides to take revenge on him with the help of Mademoiselle of Joncquières (Alice Isaaz) and her mother. 

10 comments:

  1. Angelo sounds really good. I'll be awaiting that trailer. I do hope it comes soon!

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  2. I probably won't watch 'Angelo'. I despise colonialism. I don't like people treating others like toys, taking them away from their homeland, playing God by trying to educate, convert, integrate people of a different race without giving any thought of what awaits these people in the future. (Society does not and will not accept the other, it only looks like acceptance). In fact, nothing good awaits both parties in the long run. The racial conflcts in USA, or the conflicts in Canada with the 'first nations' - are unsolvable. All we see is cosmetics and sweeping conflicts under the carpet.

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    1. Colonialism is the nastiest thing ever, just another word for fascism, because how else would the West cover up its fascistic murderous past then with some vague sounding word? Just look at how they celebrate their queen Victoria who enslaved how of the world and killed God knows how many people around their colonies (or slave camps as they'd better be called).

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  3. Although I intensely dislike the way Africans were treated during Colonialism, the movie sounds good, and seems like one worth seeing.

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