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Sorry Angel

Rated 14 Accompaniment

(Coarse Language, Sexual Content) 133 minutes

Dir: Christophe Honoré, France
Vincent Lacoste, Pierre Deladonchamps, Denis Podalydès

In French with English subtitles

“Parisian filmmaker Christophe Honoré often celebrates a distinct sort of free, romantic, talky and very French urbane lifestyle. His latest is a frank, fragmented and very touching portrait of a year in the life of Jacques, a 39-year-old HIV-positive writer... Always engrossing... It feels true, and it feels real. It’s 1993... Honoré partly concerns himself with Jacques’s burgeoning, testy love affair with Arthur, a younger wide-eyed Breton who’s only just coming out and has his eye on moving to the big city. But he also shows us Jacques’s close friendship with his neighbour Mathieu and his struggling, sick former lover, Marco. Jacques also has a young son... It’s a highly personal portrait of how lives do and don’t intersect; how ambitions and desires collide and clash, even among friends and lovers; and how romance and love come in many forms, without having to be presented or discussed as different or alternative. It’s refreshing, moving and compelling.” - Dave Calhoun, Time Out London