Official Selection


Christoph Honoré | France | 2018 | 132 min.
V.O. in French subtitled in Spanish and English

Christoph Honoré (Ma mère, Les Chansons d’Amour) directs Pierre Deladonchamps (L’inconnu du lac) and Vincent Lacoste (Victora) who meet in this story of “first love and last love”, the first for Arthur, a student from the provinces, and the last for Jacques, a writer with HIV. As in every romance, they fall in love with the idea they have of each other. One dives right in, the other tries not to get carried away. It’s summer, and it’s Paris in 1993. The music playing is Massive Attack, Cocteau Twins, Haendel and Brahms. Everything vibrates.

Direction: Christophe Honoré
Script: Christophe Honoré
Cinematography: Rémy Chevrin (A.F.C.)
Editing: Chantal Hymans
Sound: Le Braz, Agnès Ravez, Cyril Holtz
Cast: Vincent Lacoste, Pierre Deladonchamps, Denis Podalydès
Production: Philippe Martin, David Thion
Production Company: Les Films Pelléas

Christoph Honoré

He was born in Brittany in 1970. In the 90s he published various books for young people, and also four novels. He collaborated on the writing of various scripts before his debut in 2002, Seventeen Times Cécila Cassard, a film which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes. Since then, he has directed numerous films, most notable of which are Ma Mère (2004), Les chansons d’amour (2007), La Belle Personne (2008), Homme au bain (2010) and Métamorphoses (2014), all of them premiered at front line festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Locarno. Sorry Angel, his last film, was part of the Official Section in Cannes. He also has an extensive career as a playwright and theatre director and he has directed several operas.