Sorry Angel

FRA 2018
Director : Christophe Honoré
Cast : Vincent Lacoste, Pierre Deladonchamps, Denis Podalydès

132 Min. | OmU | Original with german Subtitles
German Premiere
International Section

Paris, 1993. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is a semi-renowned writer and single father in his thirties trying to maintain his sense of humor in spite of 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 twenties, who is experiencing a sexual awakening and eager to get out of his parochial life. Arthur becomes immediately smitten with the older man. But Jacques is ill. A first love and a last love. A start in life and an end in life. Through a single love story, that of an optimistic young man and a jaded slightly older man, the two feelings of impetus and renunciation combine. From writer-director Christophe Honoré (2016s Retrospective Honoree in Oldenburg), comes a mature and deeply emotional reflection on love and loss, and youth and aging. In its intergenerational snapshot of cruising, courtship and casual sex – Jacque’s fortysomething neighbor Mathieu rounds out the triumvirate – »Sorry Angel« balances hope for the future with agony for the past in an unforgettable drama about finding courage to love in the moment.