SORRY ANGEL (Plaire, aimer et courir vite)
Christophe Honoré; 2018; France; 128 min.; in French with English subtitles; Northwest Premiere
Acclaimed openly gay French filmmaker Christophe Honoré details the complicated love story of two men who come from distinctly different places, both geographically and emotionally. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps), a 35-year-old writer who has AIDS and a young son, and Arthur (Vincent Lacoste), a 22-year-old student eager to explore his burgeoning sexuality, struggle to establish a more meaningful relationship after a chance encounter. An engrossing story of sexual awakening, unrequited love, youthful optimism, and the mental and physical anguish of the AIDS epidemic in the early ’90s, SORRY ANGEL vividly illustrates our universal desire to transcend life’s cruel realities.