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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Avant que j’oublie

Fortnight 2007, Feature film, 1h48


Pierre, age 58… Prisoner of his past… Increasingly unable to cope with loneliness… With time… With the outside world… Uses psychotropic substances…. Holes up at home… The only place where he suffers less… Waiting for inspiration… Has a writer’s block… Has a lunch appointment with a friend… An old friend from way back… A friend who’s been a father… A mother… A bank… The friend doesn’t show up… He learns of his sudden death… Has to deal with the law… the family… the loss of the will… His HIV infection… The urgent need to begin a tritherapy… Alone with himself… Pull himself together… See a few friends again… With the help of a gigolo, live out his fantasies… Ends up as a woman wandering around Pigalle…


Jacques Nolot

After working in a deluxe grocery in Lourdes for a season, Jacques Nolot tried his luck in Paris at the age of 16. He signed up for an acting class, appeared in a few plays and films, wrote plays out of necessity: La Matiouette, Le Café des Jules, La Nuit d’Ivan, La Chatte à deux têtes? directed a short Manège in 1986… wrote J’embrasse pas, then moved into feature filmmaking on the advice of Agnès Godard and directed L’Arrière pays… wrote the screenplay for La Chatte à deux têtes…

Jacques Nolot
Jean-Pol Dubois
Marc Rioufol

Jacques Nolot

Josée Deshaies

Jean-Louis Ughetto

Sophie Reine

Gustav Mahler

Set decoration
Gaëlle Guitard

Production : Elia Films 9, rue Ganneron 75018 Paris France Tél : +33 (0)1 45 22 75 15 Fax : +33 (0)1 45 22 75 61 Distribution : ID Distribution 6, cité Paradis 75010 Paris France Tél. : +33 (0) 53 34 90 20 Fax : +33 (0)1 42 47 11 24 Presse / Publicist : Agnès Chabot cell : +33 (0)6 84 16 93 39