Winner of the 2018 Prix Louis Delluc, France’s most prestigious cinema award, this is the most personal, resonant and emotionally rich work to date from Christophe Honoré (Inside Paris, Love Songs, Beloved).

Plaire, aimer et courir vite
Director: Christophe Honoré
Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Vincent Lacoste, Denis Podalydès
Duration: 132 mins
Country of Origin: France

MA15+Strong sex scenes


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Sorry Angel

“Graceful, subtle, satisfying and emotionally complex, this is one of Christophe Honoré’s best films. This very adult, emotionally complex film is fabulously acted. It’s a film of real grace, subtlety and brio.”
Jonathan Romney, SIGHT & SOUND

“Superbly acted, exquisitely funny and swooningly intelligent. Tender, wistful and oddly insouciant. What you are likely to remember from this movie is not just its heartache but its puckish wit, its soigné visuals and its ardent sensuality. Blue, often associated with sadness, is here recoded as a colour of joy, lust and defiant possibility.”
Justin Chang, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Once this movie got its hooks in me, it didn’t let go. A big part of it is Jacques, who in Dellandonchamp’s hands is one of the most layered film characters I’ve experienced in some time. Egotistic, mercurial, erudite, recklessly affectionate, careless, vindictive, impulsive, he can turn from exasperating to heartbreaking in seconds flat.”
Glenn Kenny, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Vibrant and moving… Honoré teases out a complex dynamic with warmth, intelligence and more than a dash of mischief. The film has the kind of novelistic texture found in the best work of André Téchiné. It’s a pleasure to watch.”
Jon Frosch, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Emotional and understated. A touching tribute to the art and culture of early ‘90s France, charting creative obsessions young and old, and striking a note that’s life-affirming and melancholic.”
Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE

“Exquisite. Honore has never been better: He’s made an intensely personal movie that’s acerbic, disarmingly gentle, heartbreaking, romantic, distant, comic, confounding — sometimes all in one scene. He delivers an unapologetic valentine to the earlier generation of gay men who inspired and taught him. It’s a gift that will stay with you.”
David Lewis, THE SAN FRANCSICO CHRONICLE

WINNER – 2018 PRIX LOUIS DELLUC – BEST FRENCH FILM OF THE YEAR
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2018 CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2018 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The recipient of France’s most prestigious cinema award, the Prix Louis Delluc, SORRY ANGEL is the most personal, resonant and emotionally rich work to date from writer/director Christophe Honoré (Inside Paris, Love Songs, Beloved).

At once an intimate chronicle of a romance and a sprawling portrait of life in early 1990s France, SORRY ANGEL follows the intertwining journeys of Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps), a worldly Parisian writer, and Arthur (Vincent Lacoste), a curious, carefree and much-younger university student who is just beginning to live. Brought together by chance, the two men find themselves navigating a casual fling that gradually deepens into a tender, transformative bond; Deladonchamps (Stranger by the Lake) beautifully lends his hyper-articulate sophisticate a haunted tenderness, but it is Lacoste, best known for comedy, who steals the film with an unexpectedly powerful performance, bursting with vitality and intelligence.

Graced with complex characters and inspired flights of cinematic imagination, this vivid, life-affirming celebration of love and friendship, a critical hit at Cannes, is one that true film-lovers should not miss.

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“Christophe Honoré and Vincent Lacoste on ‘Sorry Angel’”- with The Film Stage (14/02/19)

Sorry Angel

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