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Vincent Lacoste—the often self-effacing, always drôle “everyman” who recently made a favorable impression on American moviegoers with his turn in Christophe Honoré’s Sorry Angel—is the star of COLCOA 2019, here to engage the audience and discuss his three new releases.

Tonight, following the North American premiere of Honoré’s new comedy/drama/musical ON A MAGICAL NIGHT, Lacoste will participate in a post-screening Q & A. The film also stars Chiara Mastroianni—who won Best Actress at Cannes this year for her part—Camille Cottin, Carole Bouquet, and Benjamin Biolay as an older version of Lacoste’s character.

On Wednesday night, the actor returns to the festival to introduce Mikhaël Hers’ acclaimed drama AMANDA, featuring Isaure Multrier in the title role. Lacoste is back late Friday night for THE FRESHMEN (Première année), which co-stars William Lebghil. Both films are Los Angeles premieres.


Tuesday, September 24, at 8 pm.


Wednesday, September 25, at 10:25 pm.


Friday, September 27, at 10:20 pm.

Directors Guild of America

7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Vincent Lacoste (center), Camille Cottin (left), and Chiara Mastroianni in On a Magical Night; Benjamin Biolay (left), Cottin, and Lacoste; Lacoste and Mastroianni (center); Lacoste and Isaure Multrier in Amanda; William Lebghil (left) and Lacoste in The Freshmen; Lacoste and Lebghil. Images courtesy and © the filmmakers, the actors, the producers, and the distributors.


In the art-for-art’s-sake world of Christophe Honoré and his characters—gay men in love with love and the legends of representation that give their at-risk lives sense, sensibility, and station—matters of love, life, death are navigated through a filter of literature and performance, and this combination of high art and pop sentimentality brings solace.

In PLAIRE, AIMER ET COURIR VITE / SORRY ANGEL—now playing at the Nuart—the brief 1990s encounter of Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) and Arthur (Vincent Lacoste) is haunted by the long shadows and quotations of some of the writers Honoré recently celebrated in his stage piece Les IdolesBernard-Marie Koltès, Hervé Guibert—supplemented by queer icons and allies Jean Genet, Isabelle Huppert, Robert Wilson, Walt Whitman, W.H. Auden, David Hockney, Andy Warhol, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Jacques, not willing to undergo yet another course of AIDS treatment, is reaching the end of his story just as Arthur—like Honoré, a transplant from the provinces—is beginning his. With a little help from his idols, Jacques can put Arthur on the path to become a proper young Parisian.


Through March 21.

Nuart Theatre

11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.

From top: Pierre Deladonchamps (foreground) and Vincent Lacoste in Sorry Angel; Deladonchamps; Deladonchamps and Lacoste; Lacoste.