Edge Entertainment proudly presents the acquisition of two acclaimed titles from the Cannes Film Festival; Un Certain Regard title EL ANGEL and the out-of-competition entry ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE, based on the life and experiences of legendary journalist Ryszard Kapuściński. At Cannes Edge also picked up multiple award-winner Sweet Country.
EL ANGEL (2018, Argentina, Spain) is the incredible true story of the longest-serving prisoner ever in the history of Argentina, nicknamed The Angel of Death, a teenage killer as merciless as he was beautiful. Set in Buenos Aires in the 1970s, the film centers on Carlitos; a seventeen-year-old youth with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. As an adolescent Carlitos starts to steal, eventually becoming a skilled thief. Killing is just a random offshoot of the violence, which continues to escalate until Carlitos is finally apprehended. Because of his angelic appearance, the press dubs Carlitos “The Angel of Death.” Showered with attention because of his beauty, he becomes an overnight celebrity.
The film is another collaboration between Top Argentinian producer K&S Films and Pedro Almodovar’s EL DESEO after Wild Tales and The Clan. The film will premiere in Argentina on August 9th 2018 through 20th Century Fox. Edge has acquired the film for Scandinavia, Iceland and the Baltics. TRAILER
Another Day of Life (Poland, Spain, German, Belgium, Hungary 2018) was presented out of competition as an official selection of the Cannes Film Festiva. Set in Angola in the 1970s it follows the journalist Ryszard Kapuściński as he navigates the ever-shifting lines of conflict in the Angolan war. With stunning visuals and an incredible true story, it is an unforgettable cinematic experience. Edge acquired the film from Indie Sales for the Scandinavia, Iceland and the Baltics states. TRAILER
”We’re thrilled to be able to bring two such unique cinematic experiences to audiences throughout the Nordic and Baltic states, says Ignas Scheynius, Chairman of the Board, Edge Entertainment.”
Edge also picked up the praised and award-winning western Sweet Country (Australia, 2017) from Memento for Sweden, Finland, Iceland and the Baltic States. The film, which world premiered in Venice stars Sam Neill and Bryan Brown and comes from Camera d'Or winning director Warwick Thornton. TRAILER