From the director of Porn Theater
Jacques Nolot stars and directs a tale of a gay gigolo, struggling to cope with his advancing age, poverty, loneliness, writer’s block, and the increasing complications of HIV. When his wealthy benefactor dies after thirty years of lavish support, his inheritance is challenged by the benefactors family, leaving him destitute.
Underscoring his every move is the fear of being forgotten, or worse: dying back where he started on the streets. Young hustlers, drugs, alcohol, and countless cigarettes provide momentary distractions, but ultimately, he must face his inner demons in order to be free of them.
Awards & Quotes
“Jacques Nolot’s BEFORE I FORGET is a fierce, often brutal, often touchingexploration of sex, love and the humiliations of the body. A screen actorturned director, Mr. Nolot delivers a searing performance as a 60-year-oldhustler turned writer (‘I used to go cruising with Roland Barthes’) thatwill haunt you in ways that no horror-minded punk kid can.”- Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMESOfficial Selection – Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes International Film FestivalOfficial Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
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