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Directed by Rebecca Miller • 1995 • United States
Starring Miranda Rhyne, Charlotte Eve Blythe
Rebecca Miller’s spellbinding debut feature is a searing portrait of a ten-year-old girl (Miranda Rhyne) who—as her mentally ill mother’s sanity deteriorates—retreats into a disturbing imaginative universe of angels, demons, and spiritual rituals that she hopes will save her disintegrating family. Evoking the unsettled consciousness of its young heroine through strikingly poetic, magical-realist images, ANGELA conjures a hallucinatory world in which reality mingles with dark fantasy until the two are virtually indistinguishable.