Winner of the national people’s choice film award, Olin’s deeply felt drama follows a woman trying to get her life on track after years of struggle. Growing up, Lea has a fragile mother who is attached to a cruel alcoholic; as an adult, she herself faces the heartbreaking challenges of drug abuse. Showcasing a wrenching Maria Bonnevie as the adult Lea, The Angel moves from a lyrical treatment of Lea’s childhood years to the hard truths of adult responsibility, in a story drawn from the experiences of one of Olin’s friends.

  • Directed By Margreth Olin
  • 2009
  • Norway
  • 97 minutes