“SORRY ANGEL”— A Different Look at Gay Life

“Sorry Angel”

A Different Look at Gay Life 

Amos Lassen

“Sorry, Angel” is an AIDS drama set to premiere in competition at Cannes Film Festival later this month. Directed by Christophe Honoré, the story centers around Arthur (Vincent Lacoste), a 22-year-old college student from Britanny, who has a love affair with Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps), a 39-year-old writer in Paris.

Jacques is HIV-positive and is having trouble financially because his career has stalled. stalled career. Arthur has yet to begin a career–or come out, for that matter.

Arthur and Jacques end up meeting, connecting and falling into bed, but this is not a film about their coupling. Honoré uses the two and Jacques’ fiftysomething neighbor Mathieu (Denis Podalydes), to explore the intergenerational community that these men create for each other. This is one to watch for as it is generating a lot of talk.

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