The retrospective sessions at D’A 2019 also have a Gallic theme, being dedicated to French director Christophe Honoré, who will be unveiling his latest movie Sorry, angel, starring Pierre Deladonchamps (Stranger by the Lake) and Vincent Lacoste (Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor), joint winners of the Best Actor award at the Seville Festival in 2018. Honoré’s fresh and free natured work is undoubtedly indebted to that of Jacques Demy, with his usual approach of working very closely with his cast (who he treats like a theatre company with the likes of Louis Garrel and Chiara Mastroianni appearing over and over again in his movies) and his reappraisal of the music scene to explore the dramatic side of love and relationships while staying faithful to his trademark pop-like tone and light comedy.

Sorry, angel forms part of a three-part suite that also includes a novel (Ton père, 2017) and a play (Les idoles, which opened in 2019 at the Odeon in París). The movie is the central piece in the trilogy, where Honoré adds autobiographical touches to a love story in times of Aids and pays homage to such important figures from his youth as Bernard-Marie Koltès, Hervé Guibert and actor and movie-maker Cyril Collard. It is set in the early years of the disease and explores different ways of dealing with desire and death. The retrospective sessions on Christophe Honoré are being organised in collaboration with the Filmoteca de Catalunya, which will be the venue for the sessions that will also feature his first movie, Seventeen Times Cécile Cassard, starring Béatrice Dalle and Romain Duris, and other films that are being shown on the big screen for the time in our country, such as Dans Paris and Making Plans for Lena.