Cannes Film Fest 2018: Sorry Angel from french Director Christope (Love Songs) Honore

Writer-director Christophe Honoré is one of the most innovative filmmakers working in France today, as manifest in such interesting films and Love Songs and Dans Paris.
A regular presence on the festival circuit–several of his features have premiered at the Cannes Film Fest, Honore’s new, bold feature, Sorry Angel, has  played as official selection at the 2018 Cannes and also New York Film Fest.
Like his other works, it offers a mature and emotional meditation on such universal issues as love and loss, youth and aging.
Set in Paris, circa 1993, the tale centers on Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps), a semi-renowned writer and single father in his thirties trying to maintain his sense of romance and humor in spite of the turmoil in his life.
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 (relatively) older man.
The film offers an intergenerational chronicle, an authentic snapshot of cruising and casual sex, but also courtship and romance.
Then there is Jacques, the fortysomething neighbor Mathieu (Denis Podalydès), who makes things more complicated–and more interesting.
Honore realizes how quickly the mores of sex and love are changing, in both the gay and the straight world, and yet he shows need to revisit a past, in which the norm and courage to love in the moment reigned supreme.
Director: Christophe Honoré
Pierre Deladonchamps, Vincent Lacoste, Denis Podalydès, Adele Wismes