37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

El Angel

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Carlitos, a 17-year-old with a baby face and movie star swagger, discovers his true calling: to be a thief. When he meets Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and starts showing off to get his attention. Together, they embark on a journey of discovery, love, and crime. After killing becomes a random off-shoot of Carlito’s thievery, he is dubbed “The Angel of Death” in the press because of his angelic appearance. Based on a true story in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carlitos is believed to have committed over forty thefts and eleven homicides. This film was selected as Argentina’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. Introduction by Rebecca Malaret (UVA)


Saturday, November 3


9:00 PM


Newcomb Hall Theatre

Film Info

Director: Luis Ortega.

Runtime: 119 min.

Year: 2018

Country: Argentina

Language: Spanish

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Lorenzo Ferro, Chino Darín, Daniel Fanego, Mercedes Morán, Cecilia Roth, Peter Lanzani.