The Face Of An Angel – Film Review

Cara Delevingne makes her film debut in a meditative drama from director Michael Winterbottom

Rather than basing The Face Of An Angel on the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, the trials of the two students accused of the killing and the global media circus that followed, director Michael Winterbottom channels fact through fiction to examine wider themes. An excellent cast – including a film debut from model Cara Delevingne as
student Melanie, Inglourious Basterds‘ Daniel Brühl as a Winterbottom-ish director and Kate Beckinsale (Underworld) as a US journalist – act out a version of a story that has been buried beneath years of tabloid headlines. It’s an approach that avoids the cliches of whodunnits and the legal minefield of writing about an ongoing court case, instead meditating on love, loss and the subjective nature of truth.

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