Foyle Film Festival @ Foyle Pride: Sorry Angel
Foyle Film Festival is delighted to once again collaborate with Foyle Pride to deliver an extended series of specially curated films as part of this year's Foyle Pride Festival. This year's Foyle Film Festival Summer Programme also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that sparked the beginning of the Gay Rights movement.
Paris, 1993. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is a semi-renowned writer and single father in his thirties trying to maintain his sense of romance and humour 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 neighbour 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.
“Beautifully renders a poignant moment in gay history. Christophe Honoré’s…film is a bittersweet marvel… Contains moments of piercing intelligence and heart-breaking beauty” - Richard Lawson, Vaniety Fair