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One of French director Christophe Honoré’s most personal forays into the world of love and friendship in the shadow of our own mortality, Sorry Angel examines gay male interactions and the consequences as well as the pleasures of sexual freedoms. Taking place in 1993 between Paris and Rennes (Honoré is from the Brittany capital) the film  focuses on two men at the heart of the narrative who are poles apart on the surface. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is a 35-year-old writer who has AIDS and living in Paris with close friend and neighbour Mathieu (Denis Podalydès). Vincent Lacoste, with all the eagerness of an energetic puppy, plays Arthur, a 22-year-old student from Rennes exploring his sexuality with both his girlfriend Nadine (Adèle Wishes) as well as succession of partners he discovers at gay cruising spots. They meet when Jacques turns up in Rennes to supervise the production of a new play. It is all wrapped up in long-running conversations, a soundtrack of Gallic pop and cigarette smoke.  


Cast Vincent Lacoste, Denis Podalydès, Pierre Deladonchamps  

Director Christophe Honoré | 2018 | France | 132 mins | UK distributor Thunderbird 

Radiant and wrenching … luminous, deeply nuanced performances. – Hollywood Reporter   


Glasgow Film Theatre | Monday 12th November 20:40

Belfast Queen’s Theatre | Monday 12th November 18:20 (Part of Outburst Queer Film Festival)

London Ciné Lumière | Tuesday 13th November 20:30

Dundee DCA | Friday 16th November 20:30

Inverness Eden Court | Wednesday 21st November 18:00

Leicester Phoenix | Thursday 22nd November 20:15

Northampton Filmhouse | Tuesday 27th November 18:15

Edinburgh Dominion | Sunday 2nd December 17:30




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