Setting the Stage
Director: Markus Schleinzer 2018 110 Minutes Ages 18+
Angelo Tue 08 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:30pm 110mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
Angelo Thu 10 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 09:00pm 110mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo

A visually stunning and passionate cry against classism and colonialism, Angelo tells the true-life rise and fall of Angelo Soliman on the stage of 18th-century European aristocracy.

Kidnapped from Nigeria and enslaved as a child, Angelo is selected to be groomed in the way of Viennese high society and prized for his ability to amuse through music and theatre. But beneath the nobility’s ostensible benevolence lies a deep-seated racism and objectification, revealed when Angelo dares to transgress their boundaries.


Classification:Ages 18+
Country:Austria and Luxembourg
Language:French and German, with English subtitles
Director:Markus Schleinzer
Cast:Alba Rohrwacher, Makita Samba, Gerti Drassl
Script:Alexander Brom, Markus Schleinzer
Program strand:Setting the Stage