Before I Forget: French Director Jacque Nolot

Cannes Film Fest 2007–“Before I Forget,” the latest from acclaimed French director Jacque Nolot (“Porn Theatre,” which premiered in the Fortnight Directors sidebar of the 2007 Cannes Film Fest, begins its exclusive U.S. engagement at the IFC Center, courtesy of Strand Releasing.

Jacques Nolot stars in and directs a personal, quite touching tale of a downward spiraling gay gigolo, struggling to cope with his advancing age, poverty, loneliness, writers block, and the increasing complications of HIV disease.

When his wealthy benefactor dies after thirty years of lavish support, his inheritance is challenged by the benefactors family, leaving him destitute. Underscoring his every move is the fear of being forgotten, or worse: dying back where he started on the streets. Young hustlers, drugs, alcohol, and countless cigarettes provide momentary distractions, but ultimately, he must face his inner demons in order to be free of them.

About Jacques Nolot

Nolot, born in Marciac, France, wrote several plays and scripts, performed on the stage and acted in numerous films by directors including Luc Moullet, Claire Denis, Jacques Demy, Franois Ozon and others.

He also co-wrote Andr Tchins “I Don’t Kiss” (1991) and performed in several of Tchins films over three decades. He has directed, written and performed in the short film “Merry-Go-Round” (1986) and the features “The Hinterlands” (1998), which won a Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival, “Porn Theatre” (2002) and “Before I Forget” (2007).

Running time: 108 Minutes.
The film is unrated.
French with English subtitles