Photographing angels

The Dreamlife of Angels, a feature debut from French director Erick Zonca, creates a rare empathy with its two lead characters, Isa (Elodie Bouchez) and Marie (Natacha Regnier), young women adrift in the gray northern town of Lille. Zonca and cinematographer Agnes Godard wanted a sense of intimacy between the two women and the audience. "I knew that the main landscape of the film would be the faces," says Godard. "I thought we should be quite close to them, in the middle of their intimacy, li

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