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Sorry Angel


Paris, 1993. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is 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 and the world. 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 older man.

From writer-director Christophe Honoré (Love Songs, Dans Paris) comes a mature and deeply emotional reflection on love and loss, and youth and aging. In its inter-generational snapshot of cruising, courtship, and casual sex – Jacques’ forty-something neighbor Mathieu (Denis Podalydès) rounds out the triumvirate – Sorry Angel balances hope for the future with agony over the past in an unforgettable drama about finding the courage to love in the moment.

“Deeply personal queer Romance” – Peter Debruge, Variety

Film Specs

Country of Origin: France

Format: DCP/1.85/Color

Sound Format: 5.1 SRD

Running Time: 132 minutes

Genre: Drama, Romance

Rating: Not Rated

In French with English Subtitles


At once devastating and comforting.
– Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter

A subdued ruination on community and connection
-Ben Croll, The Wrap

Life-affirming and melancholic.
– Eric Kohn, IndieWire

Cast & Crew


Christophe Honoré


Christophe Honoré


Phillipe Martin
David Thion


Vincent Lacoste
Pierre Deladonchamps
Denis Podalydès

See this film at the following theaters:

  • 09/28/18    New York Film Festival  New York, NY
  • 10/04/18    Orcas Island Film Festival  Eastsound, WA
  • 10/05/18    Tampa Int’l Gay & Lesbian Film Fest  Tampa, FL
  • 10/11/18    Chicago Int’l Film Festival  Chicago, IL
  • 10/11/18    New Hampshire Film Festival  Portsmouth, NH
  • 10/11/18    TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival  Seattle, WA
  • 10/12/18    Way OUT West Film Fest  Albuquerque, NM
  • 10/31/18    Starz Denver Int’l Film Festival  Denver, CO
  • 11/01/18    Indie Memphis  Memphis, TN
  • 11/01/18    Virginia Film Festival  Charlottesville, VA
  • 11/30/18    AFI Silver EU Film Festival  Silver Springs, MD
  • 01/24/19    The Roxy Theater  Missoula, MT
  • 02/15/19    Quad Cinema  New York, NY  US Theatrical Premiere! 


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