Sorry Angel

Director: Christophe Honore

Courtesy of: PalaceDrama | France | Gay | Unclassified 18+ | 132 MINS | France | 2018


A companion piece of sorts to MQFF 2018 highlight BPM, French writer/director Christophe Honoré’s heart-soaring Sorry Angel is similarly set in an inspirationally charged 90s Paris partially shadowed by the HIV/AIDS crisis. Nominated for both the Palme d’Or and the Queer Palm at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, it tells with joie de vivre the story of untameable Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps, Stranger by the Lake), a 30-something writer whose wandering eye nevertheless settles on 20-something student Arthur (Vincent Lacoste) during a country retreat. While Jacques is HIV-positive, and caring for his ailing partner, Honoré is much more interested in the “specificity of its characters — specifically drawn and superbly played,” as Los Angeles Times critic Justin Chang notes. Revelling in art and literature and refusing to paper over life’s natural cracks and ragged edges, this is a romantic adventure infused with a thoroughly French rebel heart.

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