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Angel of Mine

Angel of Mine (Kim Farrant, 2019) wr. Luke Davies, David Regal, prod. Su Armstrong, Brian Etting, Josh Etting, dp Andrew Commis; Yvonne Strahovski, Luke Evans, Noomi Rapace; psych thriller; released 5Sept

A woman grieving over the death of her daughter loses grip of reality when she begins to think her girl may still be alive.

Noomi Rapace stars in Angel of Mine as Lizzie, an ex-wife and distant mother who seems to be fading away. She shares custody of her preteen son Thomas (Finn Little) with Mike (Luke Evans), and in the movie’s opening exchange scene, Mike tells her, “He can feel your darkness.” Her life hasn’t been the same since a loss seven years ago, which has affected every part of her: she can’t move on from her relationship by dating, and she constantly blows off her job at a cosmetics store. Lizzie is speeding through a downward spiral, and this film from director Kim Farrant wants us to sit with this character study, before placing it in a parent's nightmare. Nick Allen, Roger Ebert.

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