Angel and Tony15
- Alix Delaporte
- In French
- 83 mins
Delaporte’s debut feature is a wholly absorbing and quietly emotional film that follows two lonely souls whose lives are brought together by a personal ad. Angel is a desperate young woman, looking to reconnect with her young son and Tony is a fisherman who lives with his widowed mother, trapped in emotional solitude. Together they form a fractured relationship, but will the secret that Angel harbours threaten their future?
Cast: Clotilde Hesme, Grégory Gadebois, Evelyne Didi
Subtitles: Full English
Last shown at Cornerhouse on Wed 23rd May 2012
A poignant love story set on the coast of Normandy, this romance has a social-realist yet eccentric feel. Delaporte's film gives the impression of being uncovered as opposed to constructed, like an eccentric bit of driftwood exposed at low tide.
An engaging and affecting drama with Delaporte bringing out the best of her performers and, with her cinematographer Claire Mathon, barely disguising her affection in her winning portrayal of the minutiae of the life of this Normandy fishing community.
Time Out (London)
A work of subtle intimacy about the need for a human connection, with the bulk of the heavy lifting done by pitch-perfect, wholly naturalistic performances from Clotilde Hesme and Gregory Gadebois.
An astonishing love story.