Sorry Angel

France
2018
132 minutes
Directed by:
Christophe Honoré
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From acclaimed writer/director Christophe Honoré (“Love Songs,” “Dans Paris”) “Sorry Angel” — which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival — is a heartbreaking film that offers a mature and deeply emotional reflection on love and loss, youth and aging. In 1993, Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps), a writer and single father in his 30s, is trying to maintain his sense of romance and humor in spite of health issues and the turmoil in his life and the world. While on a work trip to Brittany, he meets Arthur (Vincent Lacoste), an aspiring filmmaker in his early 20s. Experiencing a sexual awakening and eager to escape his parochial life, Arthur becomes instantly smitten with the older man. A final side to the triangle is added in Mathieu (Denis Podalydès), Jacques’ forty-something Paris neighbor. An inter-generational snapshot of cruising, courtship, and casual sex amid the rising worldwide AIDS crisis, “Sorry Angel” balances hope for the future with agony over the past, providing an unforgettable drama about finding the courage to love in the moment. The LA Times writes: “Among other things, ‘Sorry Angel’ is a lovingly detailed affirmation of gay male identity, albeit one that never feels as diagrammed or predetermined as that description.”

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