Sorry Angel – a story of love, loss, and leaving others behind- in select theatres and VOD June 25, 2019
Sorry Angel balances hope for the future with agony over the past in an unforgettable drama about finding the courage to love in the moment.
Paris, 1993. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is a semi-renowned writer and single father in his thirties trying to maintain his sense of romance and humour 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 instantly smitten with the older man.
From writer-director Christophe Honoré (Love Songs, Dans Paris) 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 – Jacques’ forty-something neighbour Mathieu (Denis Podalydès) rounds out the triumvirate.
Click here for a listing of theatre screenings. It will also hit DVD/VOD on 6/25/19.
Born in Brittany, Christophe Honoré published several books for young readers in the nineties, then four novels with Les Éditions de l’Olivier. He collaborated on a number of screenplays before directing his first movie in 2002, Seventeen Times Cécile Cassard. On stage, he has directed three of his own plays: Les Débutantes (1998), Beautiful Guys (2004) and Dionysos Impuissant (2005) and adapted Angelo, Tyran de Padoue, by Victor Hugo for the Avignon Festival in 2009. His plays La Faculté and Un jeune se tue were directed by Éric Vigner and Robert Cantarella in 2012. That same year, he staged the first production of Nouveau Roman which revolves around key figures of the Nouveau Roman movement. More recently, Christophe Honoré staged the first production of Fin de L’Histoire, around the work of Witold Gombrowicz at the Théâtre de La Colline in Paris. He is currently working on Les Idoles, his new play that pays tribute to several artists who died of AIDS. The play will be performed in January 2019 at the Théâtre de l’Odéon. For the opera, he has directed Dialogues des carmélites (2013) by Poulenc, Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy (2015) and Don Carlos by Verdi (2018) at the Lyon Opera. In 2016, he presented a production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. In autumn 2017, he published a new novel withLe Mercure de France, Ton père.
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