Sorry Angel

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    Sorry Angel

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    132 min

    • French


      Cannes Competition

    Jacques is a writer living in Paris. He hasn’t turned 40 but already mistrusts that the best in life is yet to come. Arthur is a student living in Brittany. He reads and smiles a lot and refuses to think that everything in life might not be possible. Jacques and Arthur will like each other. Just like in a lovely dream. Just like in a sad story.


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    Pierre Deladonchamps
    Vincent Lacoste
    Denis Podalydès


    A deeply felt crossover drama about two gay men wrestling with incompatible ideas of love… A sincere portrait of modern love a major stride in the treatment of gay relationships on-screen.

    Peter Debruge, Variety

    The most emotional and understated work from French director Christophe Honoré is a touching tribute to the art and culture of early ‘90s France, charting creative obsessions young and old, and strikes a note that’s life-affirming and melancholic.

    Eric Kohn, IndieWire

    A radiant new film. Vibrant and Moving. A complex dynamic that Honoré teases out with warmth, intelligence and more than a dash of mischief. Both leads give luminous, deeply nuanced performances; it’s a pleasure to watch them fuss and flirt, then figure their way into something more meaningful. There’s also a generosity, a compassion here that feels more profound than usual.

    Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter

    SORRY ANGEL is one of Honore’s best. Love, death, time, desire, all that, a very adult drama. Vincent Lacoste & Pierre Deladonchamps among the best performances we’ll see this fest. La tendresse, quoi.

    Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

    Christophe  Honoré

    Christophe Honoré


    Christophe Honoré was born on April 10, 1970 in Carhaix-Plouguer, Finistère, France. He is a writer and director, known for LOVE SONGS (2007) and LA BELLE PERSONNE (2008). SORRY ANGEL (PLAIRE, AIMER ET COURIR VITE) (2018) is his most recent feature which premiered at Cannes.

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