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Avant que j'Oublie (Before I Forget) Reviews

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Anthony Quinn
Independent

It doesn't add up to much as a story, but as an account of a demi-monde defiant in its loucheness and loneliness it has its moments of odd grace.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

April 17, 2009
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

With verbose and eloquent characters (let alone the fog of cigarette smoke), Before I Forget won't easily shake off the label of a "French film," and all that that implies.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 2/5

July 18, 2008
David Noh
Film Journal International

There is not a single laugh or really emotionally involving moment one can cling to here.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

July 14, 2008

This is London

It has the merit of drawing you into this depressing world with stoic realism. It's not, however, a bundle of fun to watch.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

April 17, 2009
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

What saves Before I Forget from unenlightening depression is not just Nolot's refusal to beg for audience pity, but also his dry sense of humor.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

July 15, 2008
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

an intense character study

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

October 2, 2008
Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

Not a lot of ground is covered, but that might just be the point. The end of days are near, and the film is the interim itself, watching a man wind down ever so slowly while trying for a few last gasps to stave it off.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

July 18, 2008
Sara Cardace
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The film doesn't feel like a tragedy, but instead a droll slice of life -- perhaps a bit too muted and overlong, but often compelling in its own way.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

July 14, 2008
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Made on a modest budget this is a brave film from writer-director-star Jacques Nolot who brings an unflinching honesty to his performance.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

April 21, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a simple-looking film with a complicated center. But there's a kind of sadness in the film that remains untapped, perhaps because Pierre himself isn't ready for it.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

July 17, 2008
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Any film that boasts two jokes about Roland Barthes and one scene - surreal, deadpan, inspired - of superannuated cross-dressing will take its place, for some, near the front of the must-see queue.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2009
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

It's a subdued, somewhat melancholic Paris to be sure, but one whose potential loneliness is softened by the intriguing support networks the characters improvise.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2009
Jon Fortgang
Film4

A sombre description of age and regret delivered with a deceptively light touch. Wry, tender, full of sympathy and wonderfully acted by Jacques Nolot.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 17, 2009
Matt Glasby
Total Film

Geriatrically paced but genuinely compassionate, Before I Forget introduces a world of ageing bodies, fading libidos and lives spent in thrall to fleeting pleasures.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2009
David Jenkins
Time Out
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Writer-director-actor Jacques Nolot (below) delivers a bold, searching and open-hearted turn as the subject of this confessional study of life as an elderly gay gent in the French capital.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/6

April 17, 2009
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

[Jacques] Nolot, in his actor's hat, creates a melancholy, often-sad character that I grew to have a great deal of empathy for.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: A-

August 4, 2008
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The visuals are stunning, as is the use of music...unforgettable.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: A-

August 4, 2008
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A quietly contemplative film about a man looking back on his life, this funny and heartbreaking film features several surprising twists that make it well worth a look.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

April 17, 2009
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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An unblinking portrait of a complicated, solitary gay man who has outlived his working years.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 18, 2008
Keith Uhlich
House Next Door

[Jacques] Nolot writes, directs, and stars as Pierre Pruez, an HIV-positive bottom boy-no-longer who navigates his ruined life and beauty with aplomb.

Full Review Source: House Next Door

April 19, 2008

Variety
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February 23, 2012

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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