A film by Vanessa Filho
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Ayline Aksoy-Etaix, Alban Lenoir
English: Angel face
Gueule d’Ange begins at a wedding and very quickly is going to smell like bad fish. Marlène (Marion Cotillard), a young mother of little Elli (Ayline Aksoy-Etaix), nicknamed Gueule d’Ange , puts make up on in the bathroom with her best friend. Very quickly you beginning who is really Marlène this alcoholic mother who wants to party her life away but for the fourth time is trying to get married and make a go of it this time. A few hours later, she is already cheating on her new husband having sex with an other guy half way drunk in the kitchen. Here is a mother that is neglecting her child is trying to do good but partying and drinking is her priority. But when she meet a man at a club she decided to leave her daughter home along for days.
Here is the first film of Vanessa Filho is the idea of a jump off the cliff and the loneliness surrounding little Elle, will try clumsily to fill it by drawing from all possible situations a symbolic vision supposed to illustrate the fate of the neo-orphan. And that is why she choose to be the mermaid in the play at school because she sees herself drowning in the bottom of the ocean. She starts to drink and imitate her mother, putting on her clothe waiting for her mother who does not seems to come back. Then goes into where Elli meets this man and tries to call for help. Now if you like melodrama see this film. This film here a raw beauty behind it. Ayline Aksoy-Etaix has this raw and pure acting that comes out of her. And she has done very well for her first film. However as always Marion does an excellent job here in this emotional role of this mother who is selfish and is drowning into alcohol while partying with her best friend. A mother who is going to neglect her daughter and where the daughter is going to hold on to her mother and her demons creating demons of her own. Not too bad for a first film here from the director but not the great film that it is supposed to be.