Featuring X-rated gay star François Sagat, Dustin Ariel Segura-Suarez and Chiara Mastroianni, the film (whose title is a reference to a Caillebotte painting) is set between Gennevilliers and New York, where Omar and Emmanuel spare each other nothing in order to prove to one another they are no longer in love. –cineuropa
After moving to Paris in 1995, he wrote articles in the “Les Cahiers du Cinéma.” He started writing soon-after. His 1996 book Tout contre Léo (Close to Leo) talks about HIV and is aimed at young adults; he made it into a movie in 2002. He wrote other books for young adults throughout the late 1990s. His first play, Les Débutantes, was performed at Avignon’s Off Festival in 1998. In 2005, he returns to Avignon to present his latest creation, Dionysos impuissant, in the “In” Festival; Joana Preiss and Louis Garrel, who has acted in a number of Honoré films, played the leads.
A well-known director, he is considered an “auteur” in French Cinema. His 2006 film “Dans Paris” has led him to be considered by French critics as the heir to the Nouvelle Vague Cinema. In 2007, Les Chansons d’amour was one of the films selected to be in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.1 Some of his movies or screenplays (like Les filles ne savent pas nager, Dix-sept fois Cécile Cassard and Les… read more
Screened at this year's Seattle International Film Festival (2011) with lead actor François Sagat in attendance to promote the film, Christophe Honoré's meandering and aimless love story is essentially a parody of Sagat's on-screen adult career as a gay sex icon. The film's cocktail napkin sketch of a gay couple's falling out features the uber-muscular Sagat having bored sex with chain-smoking skinny French lads.