Argentina's EL ANGEL by Luis Ortega Selected for Cannes' Un Certain Regard

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The Argentine film El Ángel by Luis Ortega (Lulu, Monobloc) has been announced as the only Latin American selection for this year's edition of Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival, which will take place May 8 - 18 in the French Riviera. 

Backed by film Factory, Argentina’s K & S and Pedro and Agustin Almodóvar’s El Deseo from Spain, which had worked before in the Argentine hits Wild Tales and The Clan, El Ángel is a  
crime thriller based on a real life story that shocked Argentina, that of the teen killer Carlos Robledo Puch, who became the South American country's most prolific serial killer nicknamed "The Angel of Death" because of his good looks.

The film, starring Chino Darín, Mercedes Morán, Daniel Fanego, Luis Gnecco, Cecilia Roth, Peter Lanzani and Lorenzo Ferro in the leading role, follows 17-year-old Carlos who embarks with a friend on a journey of crime and forbidden love, committing 11 homicides in less than one year.