Angel of Mine
August 30, 2019
| Magna Entertainment
| 98 minutes
Directed by: Kim Farrant
| Written by: Luke Davies, David Regal
| Cinematography: Andrew Commis
| Editing: Jack Hutchings
| Costume Design: Sophie Fletcher
| Production Design: Ruby Mathers
| Music: Gabe Noel
Seven years after a fatal hospital fire that killed her newborn daughter, Lizzie Manning (Noomi Rapace) desperately tries to process the steps of grieving and raise her son, who she has shared custody of with her ex, Mike (Luke Evans). At a birthday party for her son’s friend, she sees a little girl and befriends the girl's mother, Claire (Yvonne Strahovski). Lizzie becomes so consumed with the little girl that she's certain her daughter survived the fire and is now Lola.
Cast: Noomi Rapace (Lizzie Manning), Yvonne Strahovski (Claire), Luke Evans (Mike), Richard Roxburgh (Bernard), Rebecca Bower (Alice), Finn Little (Thomas), Annika Whiteley (Lola), Pip Miller (Carl), Tracy Mann (Lena), Indi Serafin (Jeremy), Rob Collins (Brian), Emily Gruhl (Courtney), Natalia Rozpara (Majka), Mirko Grillini (Dr. Armand), Irene Chen (Dance Instructor), Ayeshah Rose (Make Up Customer), Rachel Gordon (Ellen), Nicholas Soperlario (Bevan)
A remake of the French film “L’Empreinte de l’ange”, starring Catherine Frot and Sandrine Bonnaire, “Angel of Mine” was written by Australian screenwriter Luke Davies, acclaimed and Oscar-nominated for penning “Lion” in 2017. “Angel of Mine” was shot on location in Australia (director Kim Farrant and co-star Yvonne Strahovski are both Aussies) in 2008 and, after its world-premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival, released theatrically in August 2019 to mixed reviews. While most critics praised the film’s leading ladies, the story and execution felt all too well-known from a variety of previous films with similar story lines.